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

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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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Oct 16, 2017

RT @WhigNews: A reader asked if Quincy has a law about keeping animals tied outside 24/7. The answer is in today's Answers blog:…

Oct 16, 2017

Auxiliary captains join Quincy Salvation Army. Couple met at 1985 Salvation Army International Youth Congress at WIU  http://www.whig.com/20171016/auxiliary-captains-join-quincy-salvation-army#/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_MHopfWHIG 

Oct 16, 2017

RT @WhigNews: A touching tribute to @Hooch_WGEM by @SchuckWHIG: One word can define impact, legacy of Josh Houchins.…

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