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.
The Quincy Park District is signing onto an intergovernmental agreement to develop a riverfront master plan, but some commissioners are leery at any plan that includes a boat dock.
A January arraignment has been set in the case a Quincy man charged in the Dec. 4 shooting death of another Quincy man.
QUINCY -- The Quincy man arrested Friday after a short standoff on Quincy's north side and then arrested Sunday in Hannibal, Mo., after escaping the Blessing Adult Psychiatric Unit made his first court appearance Tuesday in Adams County Circuit Court.
Zachary D. Nokes, 46, faces charges of intimidation, a Class 3 felony; and aggravated assault, a Class A misdemeanor, in Friday's standoff at 2043 Maple. He also is charged with residential burglary, a Class 1 felony; and possession of stolen firearm, a Class 2 felony, in a burglary Thursday in rural Camp Point.
Charging documents say that Nokes told a woman that he would kill her if she did not let go of a gun. Documents also state that he burglarized the house in Camp Point and possessed a 20-gauge shotgun.
Nokes was arrested after the standoff with Quincy Police. He was being held in the Blessing Hospital psychiatric unit when he escaped, reportedly because a locked door had malfunctioned. He was later...
The Quincy City Council approved a $33 million infrastructure program earlier this year. The plan calls for $19 million for streets and $14 million for water and sewer projects.
The Quincy man charged in the Wednesday shooting death of another Quincy man made his first court appearance Friday.
QUINCY -- A Quincy man was arrested following a short standoff with police Friday morning on Quincy's north side. Zachary D. Nokes, 46, faces a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm after the incident Friday morning at 2043 Maple.
An Adams County grand jury has indicted a Quincy man in the May death of another Quincy man. Carlos Williams was indicted on three counts of first-degree murder in connection with the death of 20-year-old Orlando Smith.