Staff Writer

Matt Dutton

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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.

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Quincy News

Looking for the lost Lincoln letter

Chris Hanlin found some treasures -- an autographed drawing of Amelia Earhart, photos of Civil War soldiers from Quincy and much more -- while appraising the estates of Nona Miller and Anita Wall for an upcoming auction, but one item still eludes him.

Tri-State Warrior Run supports nation's heroes
Quincy News

Tri-State Warrior Run supports nation's heroes

The Tri-State Warrior Run supports local military families while taking runners on a course through the Illinois Veterans Home. The sixth Tri-State Warrior Run will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the main pavilion of the Veterans Home.

Altrusa Coat Drive to keep hundreds of kids warm
Quincy News

Altrusa Coat Drive to keep hundreds of kids warm

In a couple weeks, almost 500 children will receive the clothes they need to get through the winter. For 26 years, Altrusa International of Quincy has collected new and gently used coats for children in need.

Adams County Board votes to recommend proposed swine operation
Illinois News

Adams County Board votes to recommend proposed swine operation

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.

Health

Nauvoo paramedic helps craft rural EMS reform bill

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.

Press conferences kicks off second annual MakerFest
Business

Press conferences kicks off second annual MakerFest

Several dozen community stakeholders gathered at Knapheide's new facility Friday morning to kick off the 2018 Tri-State MakerFest.

Quincy father and daughter running in Chicago Marathon for childhood cancer camp
Quincy News

Quincy father and daughter running in Chicago Marathon for childhood cancer camp

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.

Quincy News

Tri-State Warrior Outreach keeps vets from slipping through cracks

The Tri-State Warrior Outreach helps the helpers when they find themselves in difficult situations.

Illinois News

Operation Christmas Child unites denominations

Three Pittsfield churches cross denominational lines, uniting the community under the shared goal of helping foreign children in need. The annual Operation Christmas Child Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Business

New grant available for Hancock County business start-up, expansion

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.