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Marie Wilson

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Marie Wilson has worked full-time for the Daily Herald since September 2010, and has been covering Naperville since June 2013 after starting in Aurora and Lombard. 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.

Wilson grew up in Wheeling and has known she wanted to be a journalist since 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. In 2013, Wilson received two Peter Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club -- one for her work on a series about Title IX and its effects on gender equality in public education, and another her contribution to coverage of the stabbing deaths of two children in Naperville. Wilson won fourth place in the 2010 Hearst Journalism Awards multimedia competition for a news website she produced about a plan to bring better broadband Internet access to Champaign-Urbana. She was a research and writing assistant for a book about the history of campus architecture at the University of Illinois, which has yet to be published. You can find Wilson on Twitter @mariewilson9 and on Facebook at facebook.com/mariewilsondh

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NaperLights holiday display growing in second year

Nov 25 2014 | 9:18 am - Family favorite light displays from last year’s inaugural NaperLights event at Central Park are returning to downtown Naperville this year in a larger venue.

Thanksgiving holiday halting Route 59 work in Naperville/Aurora

Nov 25 2014 | 11:28 am - Thanksgiving will be a holiday from construction along Route 59 in Naperville and Aurora. Illinois Department of Transportation officials said crews are scheduled to wrap up their work around 3 p.m. Wednesday before taking the entire day off...

Naperville Parade of Lights to offer floating fun

Nov 21 2014 | 4:23 pm - The Little Friends Parade of Lights might seem like it’s floating through downtown Naperville more than ever this year. The annual holiday event will be back in town at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, bringing with it more floats than ever before,...

More training coming for Naperville bar security

Nov 24 2014 | 5:20 pm - New bar restrictions in Naperville mean it won't be dollar beer night on the "Black Wednesday" before Thanksgiving. Regulations also mean more training could be in store for security personnel at Naperville bars, especially as the Restaurant...

Naperville mayor’s race likely starting with February primary

Nov 24 2014 | 6:16 pm - The race to replace George Pradel as mayor of Naperville looks like it will begin Feb. 24 with a primary to knock one of five candidates off the ballot. The mayor’s race already had four candidates — the maximum that can appear on the...

Naperville leaders review sound system, dorm, Riverwalk

Nov 21 2014 | 4:20 pm - Downtown Naperville leaders gathered this week to talk about projects other than shopping and celebrating. “Downtown is much bigger than just the commercial shopping, social area,” said Steve Rubin, who leads the city’s downtown...

Naperville renovating 2 library branches for $1 million

Nov 21 2014 | 4:17 pm - Renovations to bring more power plugs, better lighting and new furniture to Naper Boulevard Library in Naperville will cost $1.1 million under bids the library board approved this week. The contracts also include some work at Nichols Library...

Hotel plan moves forward for Naperville’s Water Street District

Nov 19 2014 | 5:26 pm - Plans to build a downtown Naperville hotel as part of the $93 million Water Street District project have taken another step forward. The city council voted 6-2 Tuesday to tentatively approve a funding agreement for roughly $23.7 million in public...

Study: Naperville is safest city in U.S. for women

Nov 20 2014 | 10:41 am - Naperville has been ranked the safest city in America for women. A data analysis company’s study of state and local statistics about violent crimes against women and stalking found Naperville to be the safest among 285 cities with at least...

Watchdogs: 2 Naperville councilmen late paying bills, so can’t serve

Nov 18 2014 | 11:36 pm - The authors of a government watchdog website called Illinois Leaks are challenging the eligibility of two Naperville City Council members to serve on the council based on utility bill debts uncovered through a Freedom of Information Act request.

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