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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How Naperville native scored a top opera award

Oct 19 2016 | 6:40 pm - How a Naperville native won the “Heisman Trophy for singers” and how operas make that gory fake blood

20 years later, Naperville murder victim remains unidentified

Oct 20 2016 | 8:49 am - A Naperville detective is reopening a 20-year-old murder case seeking to find out the identity of a man shot to death in head and left across the street from a now-demolished hotel on busy Ogden Avenue.

Kids Marathon in Naperville helps little ones gain running experience

Oct 18 2016 | 9:40 am - Participants in the first Kids Marathon in Naperville get to run one final mile on Saturday, while feeling like they’ve completed 26.2.

What runners, spectators need to know before Naperville marathon

Oct 18 2016 | 9:44 am - The fourth annual Healthy Driven Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday morning is a mix of new twists and classic elements in the world of distance running.

Corporate leader becomes CEO at nonprofit Loaves and Fishes

Oct 14 2016 | 2:40 pm - He used to be the financial head of a Chicago real estate investment company, but now Mike Havala is leading a food-focused nonprofit in Naperville.

Naperville ballots to question road deal, township consolidation

Oct 13 2016 | 1:27 pm - Naperville voters can weigh in about a proposed Naperville Township road services deal and about their thoughts on townships in general on the Nov. 8 ballot.

What’s proposed in Naperville-area road deal

Oct 13 2016 | 1:26 pm - The referendum question about road services in Naperville Township hinges on the specifics of an agreement proposed in June.

Ways to fix ‘unaffordable’ pensions divide 42nd House candidates

Oct 10 2016 | 11:39 am - Republican incumbent state Rep. Jeanne Ives in the 42nd District says state pensions should be switched to a 401(k)-style plan, but her opponent, Kathleen Carrier, disagrees.

Neuqua principal, Naperville nonprofit win partnership award

Oct 11 2016 | 4:39 pm - Working together with a nonprofit on a parent-based way to fight the heroin problem has led to statewide recognition for Neuqua Valley High School Principal Robert McBride.

Naperville family's creative home solution for son with autism

Oct 07 2016 | 6:12 am - Two Naperville parents are solving the housing needs of their son with autism by building an addition for themselves and turning their house into a group home.

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