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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

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North Central science center plan too big, panel says

Jul 25 2014 | 6:19 am - Historic preservation commission members in Naperville who denied North Central College's request to demolish six structures to make way for a new science center said Thursday night they were most concerned with the mass of the proposed science...

Summer construction improving 3 schools in Dist. 203

Jul 25 2014 | 6:12 pm - Construction this summer is adding multipurpose space, improving security and updating science facilities at three schools in Naperville Unit District 203, including Naperville North High School, where a chemistry lab that used to be an art room is...

Naperville boutique holding event on Riverwalk to help Women At Risk

Jul 23 2014 | 3:09 pm - A Naperville boutique that supports international programs to get women out of prostitution and human trafficking is taking its cause to the Riverwalk on Saturday during a new, free event. WAR Chest Boutique is hosting the first Celebrate Hope event...

Thome’s hitting tips to Lisle kids: ‘Don’t get down on yourself’

Jul 23 2014 | 11:30 pm - When Jim Thome helped out Wednesday at a Bulls/Sox Academy baseball camp in Lisle, it wasn’t all about the kids. It was about their families, too, as the former White Sox designated hitter answered questions from parents like Tracy Swinford...

New Naperville obstacle race to help families ‘get active together’

Jul 22 2014 | 8:28 am - The first Spartan Kids Race for Kids, Teens and Families is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in Frontier Park in Naperville. “Families are able to participate in this themselves as a family group. You can train with your...

Dist. 203 residents don't want cell towers at schools

Jul 22 2014 | 5:34 am - Naperville Unit District 203 residents who said they would rather see their taxes increase than have cellphone towers installed on district property shared their concerns about the towers' potential health effects with school board members Monday...

Landscapers to dress up Naperville humane society sculpture

Jul 22 2014 | 5:46 pm - A sculpture to honor the founders of the Naperville Area Humane Society is getting a boost from a Naperville organization with a strong past in public art. “We had the money to buy the sculpture and buy a plaque,” Gail Diedrichsen, a...

Group offers help after Naperville quarry deaths

Jul 23 2014 | 6:47 am - A Naperville-based youth services organization is offering “healing sessions” in the wake of an alleged drunken driving crash that killed two young men over the weekend. “We truly believe our place in the community is to respond to...

Naperville parade mural shows 'happy people, family values'

Jul 21 2014 | 2:13 pm - Scenes of happy people enjoying a parade will be lingering in downtown Naperville long after the city's Labor Day parade wraps up. "Naperville Loves a Parade," a mural depicting townspeople watching floats go by, will be dedicated after the parade.

Authorities: Driver's blood alcohol was .142 in Naperville quarry deaths

Jul 22 2014 | 5:14 am - The Geneva man charged with drunken driving in a crash that killed two passengers had a blood alcohol concentration of .142 early Saturday morning after his car plunged into a water-filled Naperville quarry, authorities said Monday. That put Michael...

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