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 facebook.com/mariewilsondh

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New Naperville curriculum gets back to ‘ooh, ahh of science’

Mar 05 2015 | 4:08 pm - Science teachers at Naperville Central and Naperville North high schools are preparing to handle roughly double the number of chemistry students next year as a new science curriculum shifts the class from sophomore to freshman year.

Bar owner suspends run for city council over liquor license question

Mar 04 2015 | 2:24 pm - Naperville City Council members can't decide if councilmen should be allowed to hold liquor licenses, putting the campaign of bar owner Jim Bergeron in limbo. The issue may not be resolved before the April 7 election.

Teens win marketing contest with healthy plan for Naperville Crossings

Mar 04 2015 | 12:01 pm - Nike, Lush cosmetics, Big Bowl Asian restaurant, Fleming’s steakhouse, an indoor go-kart venue and an indoor rock climbing facility should fill vacancies at Naperville Crossings at 95th Street and Route 59. That's the vision of five girls...

Naperville students create healthy fare for future chefs challenge

Mar 04 2015 | 7:08 pm - Twenty-eight fourth- and fifth-grade students in Naperville Unit District 203 put their healthiest snack creations on display Wednesday during a Future Chefs Challenge sponsored by food service provider Sodexo. In its fifth year, the contest aims to...

Cyberbullying definition becoming clearer in Dist. 203

Mar 03 2015 | 3:44 pm - Cyberbullying isn’t included in the policies that govern education in Naperville Unit District 203, but that’s likely to change this month.

Models ‘strut their stuff’ during Naperville senior scam prevention event

Mar 03 2015 | 2:38 pm - Several governmental organizations in Naperville will collaborate Friday to host a fashion show of delivery drivers, utility employees and city staff members designed to help seniors identify and avoid scams. "It's some education, some empowerment...

Kellie Pickler, Kristian Bush to play at Ribfest

Mar 03 2015 | 5:55 pm - July 4 at Ribfest in Naperville once again will be a country music showcase with two popular artists performing separate shows. Kellie Pickler and Kristian Bush each will perform Saturday, July 4, at the 28th annual festival at Knoch Park in...

Are you smarter than a third-grader? Try your hand at new state exam

Mar 04 2015 | 11:13 am - Drag-and-drop menus, multi-color text highlighting options ... it's a brave new testing world out there. Try your hand on these practice PARCC tests to see if you can handle the tests your kids are going to be facing.

Education foundation leads charity race in Naperville Marathon

Mar 03 2015 | 6:02 am - The third annual marathon in Naperville hasn't started yet, but one charity already is in the lead. The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation registered 108 participants — the most among any of the 26 charities affiliated with the race —...

Bankrupt Hollywood Palms could gain new operator

Mar 03 2015 | 7:57 am - Hollywood Palms theater in Naperville has filed for bankruptcy and might soon be bought by a new operator. But the theater, whose founder Edwin C. “Ted” Bulthaup was charged in December with evading sales taxes and use taxes, is...

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