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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Task force: Naperville ‘desperately needs’ proposed houses for seniors

Dec 08 2016 | 8:29 am - A subdivision with 105 houses and duplexes for people older than 55 could be coming to south Naperville, despite traffic concerns.

Naperville Christmas concert will help build Aurora house

Dec 07 2016 | 9:40 am - A Naperville church’s Christmas concert will help build an Aurora house through Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity.

How Aurora seventh-graders become 2036 ‘Person of the Year’

Dec 07 2016 | 1:22 pm - Granger Middle School students honor themselves with a future “Time Magazine” Person of the Year award and describe the accomplishments they’ll achieve to deserve it.

8 new events join Naperville calendar for 2017

Dec 07 2016 | 8:49 am - Naperville will host eight new special events next year to complete a calendar packed with 38 major festivals, races and fundraisers.

Organizers, city replace Naperville marathon with 5K

Dec 07 2016 | 8:25 pm - There will be no marathon in Naperville next year as organizers of the Healthy Driven race have replaced it with a 5K and kept the half marathon heading into its fifth year.

Craftsman brings Two Brothers brews to new level in downtown Naperville

Dec 07 2016 | 10:47 am - The Craftsman by Two Brothers in downtown Naperville is three floors of dining and drinking designed by two dudes who got their start simply brewing beer.

Funeral set for Naperville activist shot in Chicago

Dec 07 2016 | 5:41 pm - Naperville activist Ronald Allen will be laid to rest with services Dec. 16 and 17 at DuPage AME Church in Lisle after he was shot to death Dec. 2 in Chicago.

Why ‘grass’ is greener at these Naperville parkways

Dec 06 2016 | 8:55 am - A few spots of parkway in downtown Naperville are greener than the rest for a reason — the city is testing artificial turf for use where grass won’t grow or it’s unsafe to mow.

Naperville officer praised for lifesaving hustle

Dec 06 2016 | 5:53 am - Naperville recognizes a police officer for saving the life of a boy who was being choked by a zip tie stuck around his neck.

Naperville stores must raise tobacco sale age to 21

Dec 06 2016 | 8:52 am - Aiming to improve youth health, Naperville has moved to prohibit stores from selling tobacco products to anyone younger than 21 beginning Jan. 1.

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