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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What should Naperville include in future Southwest Community Park?

Apr 25 2018 | 10:55 pm - Naperville Park District is seeking input on preliminary plans for Southwest Community Park, the last large open space it owns to develop into a recreation area.

Suburban diving program gives veterans pain relief, teamwork

Apr 25 2018 | 11:00 pm - A nonprofit program that introduces veterans to scuba diving offers physical and mental benefits — and new camaraderie, participants say.

Keegan Allen shares ‘Hollywood’ photos with Metea students, Naperville fans

Apr 26 2018 | 5:50 pm - Keegan Allen of ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” visited Metea Valley High School and fans at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville to promote his latest photo book, “Hollywood: Photos and Stories from...

Geneva group’s latest restaurant brings ‘New American’ to Naperville

Apr 26 2018 | 5:07 pm - A “new American” blend of foods inspired by multiple cultures and nearly panoramic views of downtown Naperville will greet guests of the new restaurant Santo Cielo.

Flag football to replace tackle at Naperville junior highs

Apr 25 2018 | 3:55 pm - Tackle football is a thing of the past for junior high students in Naperville Unit District 203, who will be able to join flag teams instead in the fall.

Global Scholar students to present talks on international projects

Apr 23 2018 | 8:46 am - Naperville students who are among the first to pursue the new Illinois Global Scholar Certificate will explain what they’ve learned during a series of talks Tuesday night.

Preservationists show heart for Naperville’s old Nichols Library

Apr 21 2018 | 6:02 pm - Preservationists in Naperville put their love for the city’s original library into visible form Saturday by creating a heart in the construction fencing that surrounds it.

Heron rookery no longer at Naperville site being eyed by developer

Apr 20 2018 | 9:41 am - A heron rookery in Danada Forest Preserve caused concerns about a development considered there four years ago, but now, for natural reasons, the herons’ nests have moved away. (Blame the poop.)

Why Naperville said no to a car repair shop on south side development

Apr 20 2018 | 8:26 pm - Those who want to wait for the perfect use in a slow-developing south Naperville entertainment and dining area won out over those who would have approved a car repair shop to fill a vacant lot.

Protesting students: ‘There’s no reason kids should be dying’

Apr 20 2018 | 5:30 pm - Students across the region who walked out of class Friday as part of the National School Walkout continued to call on legislators to tighten gun laws and take steps to make them feel safer.

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