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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Lombard seeking ways to spur redevelopment around Yorktown, Butterfield Road

Sep 22 2017 | 12:37 pm - Amid concerns nationally about the demise of suburban malls, Lombard leaders are taking steps to redevelop a seminary site and prevent the decline of Yorktown Center.

New Lombard police chief knows town, people ‘inside and out’

Sep 22 2017 | 11:01 am - Roy Newton has completed his rise through the ranks of the department in the town where he grew up, and was sworn in Thursday as police chief in Lombard.

Lombard mayor: Village hearing billboard concerns ‘loud and clear’

Sep 21 2017 | 11:09 pm - Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio said the village is taking time to hear the concerns of residents who don’t want two billboards allowed along I-355.

Aurora teacher’s heartfelt lesson: Suicide is always preventable

Sep 21 2017 | 7:21 pm - An Aurora teacher shared her family’s story of suicide loss to help seventh-graders learn there are always ways they can help avoid preventable deaths.

Prostitution investigation leads to drug arrest

Sep 20 2017 | 4:10 pm - A man has been charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin and cocaine after a prostitution investigation this summer led police to him in Aurora.

Landmark status leaves future uncertain for old Naperville library

Sep 20 2017 | 5:19 pm - The incentive to compromise on the future of the old Nichols Library in Naperville is gone now that the building is a local landmark, Mayor Steve Chirico says.

No sales tax increase in Naperville, but property tax hike looms

Sep 21 2017 | 8:54 am - Naperville’s sales will remain at 0.5 percent for another two years, but that decision could affect city spending and increase property taxes. The city council voted 5-4 not to increase the sales tax to 1 percent.

Pow Wow in Naperville ‘keeping our beliefs alive’

Sep 19 2017 | 1:23 pm - A regional Native American pow wow in Naperville enters its 23rd year of preserving culture and passing along traditions.

Naperville home invasion suspect charged with 6 offenses

Sep 19 2017 | 4:04 pm - A Chicago man is accused of forcing entry into a Naperville home and fleeing when police arrived, injuring an officer in the process, authorities said Tuesday.

Federal funding to help DuPage expand opioid overdose help

Sep 19 2017 | 4:45 pm - Help for opioid overdose patients in DuPage County is set to expand thanks to a $1.5 million federal grant.

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