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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Bolingbrook man dies in one-car crash in Naperville

Jan 19 2017 | 5:29 pm - A 65-year-old Bolingbrook man was killed Thursday when the car he was driving struck a traffic signal at Ogden Avenue and Route 59 in Naperville, authorities said.

New Naperville shops offer ingredients, art, grilled cheese

Jan 18 2017 | 4:38 pm - Two shops and a restaurant offer specialty ingredients, a chance to make art for fun and the classic comfort of grilled cheese in downtown Naperville.

Crystal Lake, Naperville, Wheaton students to see Trump make history

Jan 18 2017 | 7:32 pm - Students from Crystal Lake, Naperville and Wheaton are among those making the trip to Washington to watch Donald J. Trump take the oath of office.

Feminist author’s stories honor MLK in Naperville

Jan 17 2017 | 10:19 pm - During a MLK Week called “The Power of Our Stories,” North Central College heard stories from feminist author Roxane Gay, whose writings have been called the “quintessential exploration of modern feminism.”

Naperville turns to students to help redevelop 5th Ave. train station area

Jan 16 2017 | 8:14 pm - Before the city of Naperville entertains developer proposals to revitalize the area around the 5th Avenue Metra station, officials are seeking ideas from students.

Naperville dodgeball tourney for ‘somebody who mattered’ approaches final year

Jan 16 2017 | 6:29 am - Two Naperville students started much more than a dodgeball tournament when they aimed six years ago to fulfill a service requirement by helping “somebody who mattered.”

Can expansion of liquor licenses, alcohol prevention efforts co-exist in peace?

Jan 16 2017 | 9:53 am - Suburbs trying to be business friendly in a post-recession economy are licensing all kinds of new businesses to sell alcohol, concerning prevention efforts who work to keep teens away from booze.

Christkindlmarket Naperville sees ‘outstanding’ first season

Jan 16 2017 | 7:13 pm - Christkindlmarket Naperville saw an estimated 208,000 visitors during its 21-day run at the Naper Settlement late last year.

How much will downtown pay for new Naperville streetscapes?

Jan 15 2017 | 12:07 am - Naperville is working on designs for new downtown streetscapes — and on how much property owners should pay for the estimated $15 million, six-year project.

Feminist author highlighting North Central’s MLK Week

Jan 11 2017 | 12:10 pm - North Central College in Naperville will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Week with a speech by feminist author Roxane Gay on Jan. 17.

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