Matt Hopf has joined The Herald-Whig newsroom as a staff writer in 2010. His primary responsibility is covering Illinois region news and features, and also writes the popular "Answers" column. A Palos Heights native, Matt received a master's degree in public affairs from the University of Illinois Springfield and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Eastern Illinois University. Before starting at The Herald-Whig, Matt interned with the GateHouse Media State Capital Bureau. He also interned at newspapers in Palos Heights and Tinley Park. In his free time, Matt roots for the Chicago White Sox and the Green Bay Packers, watches cooking shows religiously and plays trumpet in the Quincy Concert Band. Matt and his wife, Melissa, live in Quincy and have a daughter.
References to the proposed graduated income tax that voters will consider in November in Gov. J.B. Pritzker's budget address didn't sit well with area legislators, as the governor laid out his spending plan for the next fiscal year.
The case of the Quincy man charged in the 2019 strangulation death of another Quincy man has been continued.
The Quincy man charged in the December 2019 death of another Quincy man has a new attorney. Court records show that Dennis Woodworth entered his appearance for Christopher T. Huckstep Tuesday.
Reaction was mixed after President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Tuesday.
Looking to help close the gap in vacancies in court reporters in the region, a class is being planned to offer an introduction to the role of court reporters and stenotype machines.
Red could was visible throughout the Oakley-Lindsay Center Saturday to serve as a visual reminder for heart health awareness.
Thanks to the staff at Sunset Home for helping out with this question. The drawing provided by Sunset features the original Methodist Sunset Home, as well as Charles and Augusta Pfeiffer who owned the home.
The Quincy man arrested after a short standoff with police on Quincy's north side and then arrested again two days later in Hannibal, Mo., after escaping the Blessing Adult Psychiatric Unit, had his bond reduced in order to enter an in-patient mental health treatment program.