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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Naperville cancer patient’s welcome parade proves ‘no place like home’

Feb 16 2017 | 5:24 pm - A welcoming brigade of neighbors greeted Naperville Central graduate and cancer patient Justin Wegner as he returned from treatment in Texas.

Naperville, Lisle Township officials pitch tax savings to sell road merger

Feb 16 2017 | 4:48 pm - Most Naperville and Lisle township officials say they predict tax savings from merging the two road districts, but one is raising concerns about the complexity of the potential consolidation.

Naperville Black History program showcases ‘unsung heroes’

Feb 15 2017 | 12:40 pm - The Black History Month Showcase at Naperville North High School builds pride among black students, connections among students of all races and knowledge about “unsung heroes” in black history.

Police: Aurora man stole minivan from Naperville hospital

Feb 15 2017 | 5:13 pm - A 21-year-old Aurora man is facing charges after authorities say he stole a vehicle from Edward Hospital in Naperville.

Police: Suspects follow woman to Naperville school, steal her car

Feb 14 2017 | 12:40 pm - A 61-year-old employee of the Ann Reid Early Childhood Center in Naperville was not injured when a teen stole her purse and her car Monday night, authorities said.

How Toby Keith put Ribfest in political crosshairs

Feb 12 2017 | 11:06 pm - Toby Keith’s scheduled performance at Naperville’s Ribfest has landed organizers of the annual July 4 weekend bash in the midst of a political debate that could have implications for festival planners across the suburbs.

Write-ins trigger primary for Aurora mayor race

Feb 13 2017 | 10:58 am - The race for mayor of Aurora is getting started Feb. 28 with a primary to narrow the field from four printed candidates and five write-ins to only two candidates for the April 4 election.

Safety takes precedence in new suburban swimming lessons

Feb 10 2017 | 6:24 pm - Swimmers at 34 YMCA locations across the region are learning safety skills in lessons designed to focus more on drowning prevention than on competitive technique.

Petitioners pledge to bring back 4-town merger despite ballot denial

Feb 10 2017 | 4:10 pm - The unnamed people behind a push for a ballot question about consolidating Lisle, Warrenville and Woodridge into Naperville plan to bring up the idea again.

No desks? No problem, in these Naperville classrooms

Feb 10 2017 | 2:57 pm - Classrooms minus the desks are working for students and teachers at Scullen Middle School in Naperville, where educators say the flexible setups lead to better student participation.

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