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Matt Hopf


Quincy, IL, United States

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Past articles by Matt:

Guilty plea entered in unauthorized video recording case

QUINCY — The owner of a shuttered Quincy marketing firm faces up to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to recording people in a locker → Read More

Teen set to plead guilty in grandfather's death

The Quincy teen charged in the 2022 beating death of his grandfather is set to plead guilty next month. → Read More

Former nightclub owner enters Alford plea, sentenced to conditional discharge in battery of QU student

A former Quincy nightclub owner was sentenced to one year conditional discharge after entering an Alford plea to one misdemeanor count of battery in a 2021 assault of a Quincy → Read More

Former Adams County sheriff faces charges alleging he issued improper certification while at state agency

Former Adams Sheriff Brent Fischer faces multiple felonies in Macon County alleging he improperly provided a law enforcement officer certification while he served as executive director of the Illinois Law → Read More

Park District expands job fair to fill seasonal positions

The Quincy Park District will expand its annual job fair as it looks to fill dozens of seasonal positions this summer. → Read More

Adrian's Court Commission hearing likely to take place in fall

QUINCY — Judge Robert Adrian's hearing before the Illinois Courts Commission will likely take place later this fall. → Read More

Trial remains set for former nightclub owner charged in reported attack

The trial of a former owner of a Quincy nightclub accused of assaulting a Quincy University student in 2021 is set to start on Feb. 14 after a continuance was → Read More

Additional attorney joins defense of Quincy man charged in 2019 death

QUINCY — A Springfield attorney entered his appearance in the case of a Quincy man charged in the 2019 death of another Quincy man. → Read More

May bench trial set for Quincy woman charged in 2020 crash that killed four

QUINCY — A bench trial was set for the Quincy woman charged in the 2020 crash that killed four people, including three children. → Read More

Yohn pleads not guilty to additional charges

The Springfield man charged in a 2021 home invasion and carjacking pleaded not guilty to additional charges filed during his time in the Adams County Jail. → Read More

Westview irrigation project design contract approved

QUINCY — The Quincy Park District is preparing to replace the aging irrigation system at Westview Golf Course. → Read More

State's attorney's office won't pursue further appeal in McBride case

QUINCY — The Adams County state's attorney's office won't pursue further appeal of a decision dismissing a charge of aggravated driving under the influence against a Quincy woman charged in → Read More

Telling the 'community's story' highlighted at GREDF annual meeting

QUINCY — Telling the community's story to potential businesses and new residents was highlighted by speakers at the Great River Economic Development Foundation's annual meeting. → Read More

Alderman agree to pay housing study invoice

QUINCY — A $3,500 invoice for a housing need and demand study will be paid by the city of Quincy. → Read More

Quincy man charged in 2018 death of infant seeks to suppress statements, cellphone data

QUINCY — Attorneys for the man charged in the 2018 death of an infant are seeking to suppress statements he made to police during an interview before he was arrested → Read More

Quincy council approves property tax levy

QUINCY — Quincy aldermen approved a property tax levy that is approximately $588,000 less than was collected this year. → Read More

Continuance denied as Gholston attempts to hire private counsel

The trial of a Quincy man charged in connection with the February death of another Quincy man remains set for trial next month, after his request for a continuance in → Read More

Appeals court affirms ruling dismissing charge in fatal crash case

An Illinois appeals court sided with a lower court ruling dismissing a charge of aggravated driving under the influence against a Quincy woman charged in the 2020 crash that killed → Read More

Aldermen approve next step for northeast side housing development

The Quincy City Council approved another step for a potential rental housing development on the city's northeast side. → Read More

Lannerd officially joins appellate court

QUINCY — The newest justice on the Fourth District Appellate Court is ready to get to work. → Read More