Staff Writer

Matt Hopf

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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.

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20 Under 40

2018 20 Under 40: Lucy Bordewick

QUINCY -- Lucy Bordewick knows that Blessing Hospital must go where the community is. In this case, Bordewick's community is on social media. As the digital marketing coordinator for Blessing Health System, she focuses exclusively on social media and digi

2018 20 Under 40: Katie Roskamp
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2018 20 Under 40: Katie Roskamp

QUINCY -- Farming has been part of Katie Roskamp's family for generations. "My family farm has been in our family for decades," Roskamp said. "We actually farm the original farmstead. We have dates dating back to 1889 and 1856. "On one side of the family,

2018 20 Under 40: Tyler Rickelman
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2018 20 Under 40: Tyler Rickelman

QUINCY -- Tyler Rickelman wasn't necessarily planning on becoming the race director of the Tri to Help Spring Triathlon, but it was an easy fit for him. Rickelman and his wife, Michelle, who are both chiropractors, own Created for Motion Wellness Center, a

2018 20 Under 40: Lucas Frageman
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2018 20 Under 40: Lucas Frageman

QUINCY -- Lucas Frageman worked 15 years in banking -- starting as a intern in the mortgage department before becoming a teller, with stops in business banking and internet banking -- but after he and his wife, Angie, welcomed their daughter, Ellie, into the

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2018 20 Under 40: Nicole Costigan

QUINCY -- Part of Nicole Costigan's role at Mercantile Bank is to be chairman for the Banking on YOUth program, which funds classroom projects at schools in Quincy and Palmyra, Mo. Costigan sees the difference the grants up to $500 are making in the class

Clark County woman arrested on warrant that includes rape charge
Police & Courts

Clark County woman arrested on warrant that includes rape charge

A Wyaconda, Mo., woman was arrested Monday in Iowa on a Clark County warrant for several charges including rape.

Quincy man accused of hitting woman with firearm enters guilty plea
Police & Courts

Quincy man accused of hitting woman with firearm enters guilty plea

A Quincy man faces a sentence between two and 16 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to charges in connection with hitting a woman with a firearm on Christmas Eve.

Ten people indicted in scrap metal theft scheme
Police & Courts

Ten people indicted in scrap metal theft scheme

Ten people have been indicted by an Adams County grand jury for their roles in a scrap meal theft from Doyle Manufacturing's Quincy facility.

Police & Courts

Quincy teen charged in gun store burglaries pleads not guilty

The Quincy teenager charged in burglaries of a Quincy gun store has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges, including gunrunning.

Quincy News

Four firms to present riverfront proposals

In a public meeting next month, four firms will present concept plans for a riverfront promenade, boardwalk and visitor boat dock along the Quincy riverfront.