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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Genealogy quest points Naperville man toward Germany

Jul 23 2017 | 10:47 pm - A Naperville man who wanted to find out if he’s related to a prominent benefactor of the college in town instead has journeyed through his genealogy to find a new relative in Germany.

Bernie Sanders to speak Aug. 30 in Aurora about teen-focused book

Jul 21 2017 | 5:46 pm - Former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is scheduled to speak Aug. 30 in Aurora about his new book aimed at teaching teens the tools of a “political revolution.”

Naperville library board supports preserving old library building

Jul 19 2017 | 10:57 pm - The Naperville Public Library board voiced its support for efforts to preserve the old Nichols Library building where the city’s book-lending services got their start in 1898.

Naperville’s 95th Street Library to close for three days during renovation

Jul 20 2017 | 10:50 am - Naperville’s 95th Street Library is set to close for three days next week as renovations turn its first floor into a social zone and its second story into a quiet space.

Building to bring new retail, apartments near Naperville train station

Jul 21 2017 | 2:25 pm - Plans for a retail and apartment building north of the 5th Avenue train station in Naperville could be the sign of more development to come, city officials hope.

Aurora police launch investigation into men found shot, killed in SUV

Jul 20 2017 | 4:04 pm - Police are looking for a motive in the shooting deaths of two men found Thursday morning in an SUV on the Near East Side of Aurora.

Pleas to save old Naperville library come to council

Jul 18 2017 | 11:38 pm - Supporters of Naperville’s first library building are pleading with the city council to protect it as part of the city’s legacy.

FEMA grants Naperville, Aurora $1.3 million for terrorism preparation

Jul 19 2017 | 4:08 pm - Naperville and Aurora will begin a three-year plan of preparing for a potential terrorist attack using a $1.3 million federal grant.

Internal investigation clears Naperville officer who questioned teen before suicide

Jul 19 2017 | 9:45 pm - The police officer involved in questioning a Naperville teen before he killed himself has been cleared by an internal investigation.

Dan Brown’s newest book to launch at Downers Grove event Oct. 3

Jul 19 2017 | 5:42 pm - The public launch event for Dan Brown’s newest book, “Origin,” will be in Downers Grove on Oct. 3 through Anderson’s Bookshop.

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