Matt Dutton joined The Herald-Whig newsroom as a staff writer in October 2016. His primary responsibility is covering Illinois region news and features. A Monmouth native, Matt received a bachelor’s degree in English from Monmouth College. While at Monmouth College, he studied journalism under former NBC Nightly News Executive Director Joe Angotti. Before starting at The Herald-Whig, he interned with the Gatehouse Media Review Atlas in Monmouth. After receiving his degree, he became the Review Atlas’ staff reporter. In his free time, Matt enjoys hiking, fishing and playing the drums.
A noticeably conflicted Adams County Board voted Tuesday night to recommend that the Illinois Department of Agriculture approve a new swine facility near Loraine. Eleven board members voted in favor of the recommendation.
Nauvoo Fire Protection District has equipped its ambulances with devices that have directly saved the lives of at least four residents over the last six months.
Several dozen community stakeholders gathered at Knapheide's new facility Friday morning to kick off the 2018 Tri-State MakerFest.
Mark and Elise Tyrpin will be running in the Chicago Marathon as members of Team One Step, the racing team that raises money to send children diagnosed with cancer to Children's Oncology Services' Camp One Step.
The Tri-State Warrior Outreach helps the helpers when they find themselves in difficult situations.
The Hancock County Economic Development Corporation (HCEDC) recently kicked off a grant program that offers up to $10,000 to entrepreneurs hoping to either start or expand a business in the county.