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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 facebook.com/mariewilsondh

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Suburban Blackhawks fans soak in Stanley Cup again

Aug 30 2015 | 8:16 am - If the Chicago Blackhawks keep winning NHL championships, fans in Elk Grove Village will keep getting to see Lord Stanley, team President and CEO John McDonough pledged Saturday during a celebratory rally in his hometown.

Naperville mourns Pat Pradel, longtime mayor’s ‘sweetheart’

Aug 29 2015 | 7:42 pm - Naperville's Pat Pradel has died, leaving the city to mourn the wife and biggest behind-the-scenes supporter of longtime Mayor George Pradel. “She was my sweetheart and she held true to me,” her husband of 55 years said.

Naperville Lions Club gives $25,000 to fight against blindness

Aug 27 2015 | 1:27 am - One of the largest donations ever made by the Naperville Noon Lions Club is contributing to efforts to raise $50 million by June 2016 for research against blindness.

Naperville boy’s triathlon training eases lung condition

Aug 27 2015 | 10:03 am - Twelve-year-old Colin Walsh of Naperville competes in triathlons because he loves swimming, but also because the physical activity improves his lung function and eases the symptoms of his cystic fibrosis. He'll race in the Life Time Kids Tri Chicago...

Cloak-and-dagger building deal blows up on Naperville

Aug 28 2015 | 8:18 am - A Swedish manufacturing company that sought the right to construct a mysterious research and development facility in Naperville using only the code name “Project Panda” won’t be following through on the project and the building...

‘Transformation’ complete as Aurora outlets open 30 stores

Aug 27 2015 | 12:04 pm - Thirty new and expanded stores now are open at Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora, where the first shoppers already have found the first bargains at shops such as Ugg Australia, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and Old Navy Outlet.

Gov. Rauner’s heroin bill veto causes disappointment — and cautious hope

Aug 26 2015 | 12:12 am - Anti-heroin advocates reacted mostly with disappointment to Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of the Heroin Crisis Act, but said there is some hope portions of the bill he supported can become law soon.

Aurora knows it’s ‘not a retirement community’; city places 147th of 150 in WalletHub study

Aug 26 2015 | 7:21 pm - A financial advice site ranks Aurora 147th of 150 towns as the best places to retire. But the city has no illusions of being a retirement community and instead considers itself a vibrant place for young families.

30 new shops open today at Aurora outlet mall

Aug 28 2015 | 8:23 am - Thirty new or expanded stores at Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora will open to shoppers at 10 a.m. Thursday after a $110 million expansion project.

Get answers to your college questions Saturday in Aurora

Aug 24 2015 | 1:24 pm - Students can learn about colleges, universities and scholarships at the fifth annual DuPage County NAACP College and Career Fair from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

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