Deborah Gertz Husar has covered West-Central Illinois and agriculture at The Herald-Whig since 1989. She is a graduate of Knox College and received a master's degree in public affairs reporting from Sangamon State University, now the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is a native of St. Louis.
New projections for the corporate personal property replacement tax mean a better bottom line in the 2020-21 budget for Quincy Public Schools.
In a time of social unrest nationwide, Phil Bradshaw believes the story of New Philadelphia and its founder Free Frank McWorter resonates more than ever.
Braeden Reed had two words to say about the newest piece of art at Iles Elementary School.
"It's cool," the fourth-grader said.
One month into the school year, Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb says he's "extremely impressed" with district staff, students and the community.
Quincy Public Schools will have two, instead of four, community health workers this school year because of a funding change, but work will continue to connect families to resources and keep kids in school.
Roger Hugenberg says time is money for today's farmers — especially heading into the busy harvest season.