Marie Wilson

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Marie Wilson has worked full-time for the Daily Herald since September 2010. She has been covering Naperville since June 2013 after starting in Aurora and Lombard. At the Herald, she has been part of coverage teams that have won five awards for public service, community service, non-deadline and deadline reporting and education reporting. Her work on the 2014 series “Heroin in the Suburbs: Through their Eyes” netted three of those awards, including recognition from the Chicago Headline Club, Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and the Illinois Press Association.

Wilson lives in Lisle and grew up in Wheeling, where she decided she wanted to be a journalist when she was 12. Before coming to the Daily Herald full-time, she interned as a reporter at the Naperville Sun, Daily Herald and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Her work also has appeared in the Champaign News-Gazette, The Daily Illini and the Wheeling Countryside. She graduated tied for first in class rank from the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2010, with a major in News-Editorial Journalism and a minor in Gender and Women's Studies.

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Naperville neighborhood starts its own mini turkey trot

Nov 16 2017 | 12:21 pm - A Naperville subdivision has planned its own “mini turkey trot” to get residents running through the neighborhood and supporting a teen’s charity that helps homeless kids.

Dentist teaches cops basics of oral care for police dogs

Nov 17 2017 | 3:36 pm - A veterinary dentist shared his expertise Thursday with police officers from about 30 departments, advising them to do daily checks of their dog's teeth.

DuPage officials ‘Do Good’ to launch new giving campaign

Nov 15 2017 | 12:34 pm - DuPage County officials “Do Good” at Loaves & Fishes Community Serivces in Naperville as part of the new Do Good DuPage volunteerism campaign.

Dist. 204 launches community sessions to plan future

Nov 14 2017 | 11:36 pm - Indian Prairie Unit District 204 is beginning to address challenges of class sizes, school crowding and teacher retention with a series of community meetings.

Naperville’s Thanksgiving Turkey Trot grows into fun for families

Nov 15 2017 | 4:17 pm - The Naperville Noon Lions Turkey Trot 5K has been expanding just like an extended family’s table and could welcome as many as 8,000 runners for its 20th year.

Series shows STEM jobs not ‘only for men’

Nov 14 2017 | 11:57 am - “Old images” that certain jobs are only for men “need to be rebooted,” and the Breaking Boundaries career exploration series for women hosted by workNet DuPage is trying to do just that.

Dispute over dog’s half marathon medal ends with happy tears

Nov 13 2017 | 12:50 pm - A dispute about a dog and a race medal found a happy ending when a runner donated her medal so it can be given to a child with a brain tumor.

Inverness cook delights fans by winning Cook of the Week Challenge

Nov 14 2017 | 6:10 am - An Inverness cook with a large fan club won the Daily Herald's seventh annual Cook of the Week Challenge on Monday in Itasca.

Veteran controls environment to ease stress of PTSD

Nov 12 2017 | 12:42 pm - Shaun Garry has learned controlling his environment can alleviate his post-traumatic stress disorder, one of several disabilities he has from his time in the Army.

What veterans want families to know about the stress of returning home

Nov 12 2017 | 8:02 am - Families should know veterans come back from their service changed — and even if they aren’t ready to talk, they appreciate a willing ear.

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