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 pitching region’s first smoking alcohol ban

May 05 2016 | 6:03 pm - Doctors and Naperville liquor commission members say it’s smart to regulate smoking alcohol powdered alcohol before they catch on in the area.

Ramp to Naperville city hall first on accessibility upgrades list

May 03 2016 | 11:35 pm - The city of Naperville will spend $2.5 million on accessibility improvements to its buildings, including $450,000 to make the ramp into the municipal center easier to use.

Naperville teen says he was victim of hate crime at University of Iowa

May 04 2016 | 5:59 pm - The family of a black University of Iowa freshman from Naperville who says he was attacked by three white men says Marcus Owens is recovering from injuries he never should have suffered.

Road services deal still eludes Naperville, township road district

May 04 2016 | 3:33 pm - Naperville city and township road district officials continue a political battle over a proposed deal that would have the city take over road services for unincorporated residents.

What Naperville students want to see at East Ogden strip mall

May 04 2016 | 8:44 am - Four Naperville students redesigned a sleepy Naperville strip mall into a living, dining and shopping center to win an architecture contest.

Student brings unloaded gun to Metea Valley High School

May 02 2016 | 3:49 pm - A student brought an unloaded gun in his backpack to Metea Valley High School in Aurora, but no one was threatened or hurt, authorities said Monday.

How Naperville teen became one of nation’s top 10 volunteers

May 02 2016 | 4:12 pm - A Naperville teen has been named one of the nation’s top 10 youth volunteers in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

Businesses help Naperville youth agency keep counseling office open

Apr 30 2016 | 5:04 am - A Naperville nonprofit has moved its counseling offices to a smaller, cheaper space — with the help of three businesses — to continue helping 125 kids despite the state budget impasse.

Naperville’s Last Fling to include Summerland Tour bands

Apr 29 2016 | 4:13 pm - The Summerland Tour will bring Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit and Sponge to play Sunday, Sept. 4 in Naperville.

Mayors: It’s Hassert — not Hastert — Boulevard

Apr 29 2016 | 9:33 pm - Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar is taking steps to end confusion over the nonexistent connection between Dennis Hastert and Hassert Boulevard.

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