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 History Museum on the Square in downtown Quincy could see some improvements in the near future as part of an appropriation in the state's budget.
The Memorial Day program at the Illinois Veterans Home isn't just considered a commemoration for the residents and staff at the home but for the whole community.
Sixty soldiers with the Illinois National Guard have been activated for state active duty to assist with the flood response efforts in four counties along the Illinois River, including Pike County.
The Oakley-Lindsay Center has furloughed the majoirty of its full-time staff as it continues to be shuttered because of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, and there are no signs when operations could resume at the civic center.
Using every other table is one of the ways Tiramisu in downtown Quincy plans to welcome back customers when the Italian eatery is able to welcome dine-in customers.
Indian Mounds Pool will not open to swimmers in 2020 and several other larger programs were canceled this spring and summer, but park officials plan to offer programming for smaller groups starting next month.
Local enforcement for violations of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home will not come with a citation if local officials can help it. Instead, they will look to use warnings and possible referrals to state agencies.
COVID-19 testing is being expanded to more Adams County nursing homes. On Wednesday, the Adams County Health Department and the Southern Illinois University Center for Family Medicine-Quincy, provided tests to all residents and staff at St. Vincent's Home