Quincy cops and courts reporter and Answers columnist for @WhigNews. Contact at mhopf(at)whig.com. RTs, follows not endorsements.

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Biography

I've been a staff reporter at The Herald-Whig since June 2010. I cover Quincy and Adams County government.

I'm from the Chicago suburb of Palos Heights, which my family has called home for three generations.

I received a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois...

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RT @WhigNews: JUST IN: A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge rel… https://t.co/PwsM2fFrwA
Here's the update on the high-speed pursuit this morning that was connected to the lockdown at Blessing Hospital.  https://twitter.com/WhigNews/status/966735847512035333 
Robert D. Sparks, 45, was arrested on charge of aggravated domestic battery. The arrest is in connection to the lockdown at Blessing Hospital and 15-minute high-speed chase in Quincy that ended in a Knapheide Manufacturing parking lot. https://t.co/pxBmGBDWez
RT @BlessingBeWell: The lockdown of Blessing Hospital’s 11th Street campus and the Blessing Health Center has been lifted. The threat h… https://t.co/QfbwP3R4P9
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