Football Focus 2014

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 Central teacher aims to create awareness of faith traditions

Oct 17 2014 | 11:52 am - Naperville Central High School social studies teacher Seth Brady is using his platform as a finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year to promote an idea he has to increase global awareness among students. “I think what the Global Scholar...

FootGolf latest craze to hit suburban links

Oct 18 2014 | 7:38 am - A new combination of golf and soccer -- called FootGolf -- is popping up at suburban golf courses as managers look to get more use of their facilities and attract new players. “It follows 99 percent of the rules of golf but instead of having a...

Budget cut ideas separate 81st House candidates

Oct 16 2014 | 9:47 am - Medicaid often is targeted as one area of the state budget where cuts should be made, and the candidates for the 81st state House seat in the Downers Grove area are among those taking aim. But Republican incumbent Ron Sandack and Democratic...

State revenue, spending divide 41st House candidates

Oct 15 2014 | 1:43 pm - When it comes to finances, candidates for the 41st state House seat are divided over whether Illinois faces a revenue problem or a spending problem. Democrat Ed Agustin says Illinois lacks sufficient revenue to fund schools and other key services.

Naperville crash sends two to hospital

Oct 14 2014 | 7:03 am - Two people were taken to a Naperville hospital after a crash Monday afternoon on Naper Boulevard just south of Chicago Aveune/Maple Avenue in an unincorporated area near Naperville, authorities said. The driver of a Ford Focus that collided about...

Crash during Streamwood ‘downpour’ sends 2 to hospital

Oct 14 2014 | 8:40 am - A crash during a “downpour” Monday night in Streamwood sent two people to the hospital and delayed traffic at Irving Park Road and Route 59, authorities said. Lt. Steve Laker with the Streamwood Fire Department said two vans struck...

Dawn Patrol: Ebola measures in suburbs; Biden in suburbs next week

Oct 14 2014 | 7:07 am - Suburban hospitals play it safe with Ebola; one patient in Elgin put in isolation. Biden plans to show in suburbs for Schneider. Lake County investigators to be honored for baby killer case. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry visits Arlington Heights...

Naperville updates Riverwalk improvement priorities

Oct 14 2014 | 12:51 am - Stewards of Naperville’s Riverwalk have updated a document of guidelines for future development to reflect top priorities for improvements along the 1.75-mile path. Three locations are the focus: the future Water Street District between Main...

Villa Park seeks road money to ‘start investing in our town’

Oct 12 2014 | 12:00 am - Villa Park voters are being asked to approve a tax increase to allow the village to borrow $23 million over 20 years to reconstruct and/or resurface 20 miles of streets.

New DuPage children’s exhibit explores love, forgiveness — xoxo

Oct 10 2014 | 7:54 pm - DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville is embarking on what President and CEO Sarah Orleans calls "an entirely new experience," beginning Saturday morning with the opening of "XOXO: An Exhibit about Love & Forgiveness." The traveling exhibit from...

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