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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Police & Courts

Prosecution rests in Wires trial

Prosecutors rested their case in the trial of Steven E. Gavin Friday morning after about 30 minutes of testimony.

Live Updates: Trial continues for man charged in 2015 Quincy shooting death
Police & Courts

Live Updates: Trial continues for man charged in 2015 Quincy shooting death

Reporter Matt Hopf is tweeting updates from the third day of testimony in the trial of a man charged in the 2015 shooting death of a Quincy man on the city's northwest side.

Fingerprints, DNA collected in 2015 shooting don't match to Gavin
Police & Courts

Fingerprints, DNA collected in 2015 shooting don't match to Gavin

Reports from DNA and fingerprint testing were a major focus for Steven E. Gavin's attorneys in court on Thursday.

Live Updates: Trial continues for man charged in 2015 Quincy shooting death
Police & Courts

Live Updates: Trial continues for man charged in 2015 Quincy shooting death

Reporter Matt Hopf is tweeting updates from the second day of testimony in the trial of a man charged in the 2015 shooting death of a Quincy man on the city's northwest side.

Police & Courts

Live Updates: Trial for man charged in 2015 Quincy shooting death

Reporter Matt Hopf is tweeting updates from the trial of a man charged in the 2015 shooting death of a Quincy man on the city's northwest side.

Bond ordinance approved for Klingner Trail
Local Government

Bond ordinance approved for Klingner Trail

The final step required to issue a $2.3 million bond for further construction of the Bill Klingner Trail is complete.

Testimony starts in case of Quincy man charged in 2015 shooting death
Police & Courts

Testimony starts in case of Quincy man charged in 2015 shooting death

Vivian Wires testified Wednesday during the first day of the Steven Gavin trial that she initially thought her husband used a BB gun to shoot at neighborhood cats that had been getting in garbage at their home at 706 N. Fourth.

City retreats on yard waste stickers for now
Local Government

City retreats on yard waste stickers for now

The city of Quincy will not charge residents for yard waste pickup for at least one more year.

Police & Courts

Voice lineup testimony remains as trial opens Wednesday in 2015 Quincy shooting death

A second attempt to prohibit testimony on a voice lineup by attorneys representing a Quincy man charged in the 2015 shooting death of another Quincy man was denied Monday.

Residents escape Quincy house fire without injury
Quincy News

Residents escape Quincy house fire without injury

All residents were able to escape from a Quincy house fire Saturday evening. Quincy firefighters were called about 5:30 p.m. to 2002 W. Hilltop Drive on a report of smoke coming from the roof of the house.