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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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Naperville VFW .1K race short on distance, long on heart

Sep 17 2014 | 5:00 pm - While thousands of Naperville runners are spending long hours pounding pavement to get ready for the Naperville Marathon, others are spending roughly a minute — or however long it takes to tie a pair of shoes — getting ready for...

Granite City restaurant to open soon in Naperville

Sep 18 2014 | 4:38 pm - The opening of a new restaurant and microbrewery at a popular dining destination in Naperville is less than a month away. Granite City Food & Brewery will open its second suburban location Oct. 15 at 1828 Abriter Court near the Freedom Commons...

Dist. 203 begins new community engagement talks

Sep 18 2014 | 5:36 pm - Naperville Unit District 203 administrators kicked off a second series of community engagement sessions this week by sharing goals from a new strategic plan and reporting on the state of the district. “I believe the state of our district is...

Sawmill sculpture provides ‘right element’ for Naperville nature center

Sep 17 2014 | 9:57 am - As Naperville Park District’s new Knoch Knolls Nature Center approaches its grand opening Oct. 2, Chicago artist Lucy Slivinski thinks she might have installed the finishing touch. “And then we put up this piece and it was just like the...

Naperville planning ‘wonderful art retreat weekend’

Sep 17 2014 | 3:35 pm - Art will take a turn being the star in downtown Naperville this weekend as the Naperville Art League hosts the 29th annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair. "The city just takes on a whole different feel,” said Debbie Venezia, executive director of...

Naperville students raise money to build school in Ghana

Sep 17 2014 | 12:20 am - All it took was the announcement of a Naperville middle school’s quest to raise $25,000 to build a school in Ghana for the connections to start pouring in. "The goal is to see how the kids could take this and grow it on their own,”...

Naperville begins tracking downtown drinking, crime stats

Sep 17 2014 | 9:14 am - Naperville City Council members will be adding numbers to their efforts to curtail downtown rowdiness by beginning to track ten types of statistics about downtown crime and night life activity. “I’m interested in seeing how the metrics...

Naperville adds two new rules for liquor licenses

Sep 17 2014 | 6:31 am - Naperville bars now have two new requirements to follow. Effective immediately, establishments with liquor licenses no longer can offer specials that decrease the price of a drink to less than half its regular menu price, and they must get...

Naperville condo owners want sidewalk to leave subdivision, lead to traffic signal

Sep 15 2014 | 4:04 pm - For Linda Saville of Naperville, “Where the Sidewalk Ends” isn’t a book of children’s poems by Shel Silverstein. It’s a reality at both edges of her subdivision. Saville didn’t realize the sidewalks went...

Naperville teen programmer takes on cyberbullying

Sep 14 2014 | 1:31 am - Trisha Prabhu of Naperville says she has found a way to prevent cyberbullying: give teens a chance to change their minds before posting potentially offensive messages. Based on research she conducted on local teens, Trisha is developing a program...

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