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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Dec 11, 2017

Answers: What's with the Qs on Maine Street? It might seem like an obvious answer, but everyone is not native to Quincy. https://t.co/DJpg86nS8O https://t.co/GUnqHWX7Vl

Dec 08, 2017

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner continues verbal assault on Speaker of the House Michael Madigan during Quincy stop. https://t.co/HU3clpGhJ2 https://t.co/YVNWQr5AXG

Dec 08, 2017

That’s most of the main points from today. Story will be available soon.

Dec 08, 2017

On Rauner’s “I’m not in charge” comment, he laughed and said “When I say that, the people@of Illinois know what I mean. Mike Madigan has been holding our state hostage for decades, and we can’t beat him alone.”

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