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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'Sad commentary' on mental health help: Money matters in treatment access

May 23 2017 | 6:14 am - The high cost of mental health treatment means some can't afford it, while plunging others into debt or long waits for lower-price care.

Young Naperville sky-diving champs live out ‘every kid’s dream to fly’

May 21 2017 | 10:43 pm - Two Naperville siblings who won the first national skydiving competition against much older competitors make their aerial motions look like art — and they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

Naperville parks plans erosion control work

May 22 2017 | 4:33 pm - A retention pond in a south Naperville park is set to have its shoreline restored to prevent erosion, pending Naperville park board approval of the work.

Clients search for understanding as language barriers complicate mental health treatment

May 22 2017 | 5:37 pm - A shortage of bilingual mental health providers finds patients struggling to convey feelings in their second language, as emotions are tough to translate.

Clients, therapists say culture plays key role in mental health treatment

May 22 2017 | 6:23 am - Understanding culture and the role it plays in the experience and expression of mental health is key to providing accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, experts say.

Summer sculptures turn books into benches in Naperville

May 19 2017 | 12:04 pm - Fifteen “book bench” sculptures are coming to downtown Naperville by Father's Day weekend as the area prepares for a few new shops and restaurants.

Doctors: Amtrak conductor faces long recovery after shooting

May 19 2017 | 6:18 pm - The Amtrak conductor shot Tuesday in Naperville suffered “very significant intestinal injuries” and faces a long recovery, his doctors say.

Lombard District 44 paying administrators $424K to leave

May 18 2017 | 9:04 pm - Lombard Elementary District 44 is on the hook to pay a combined $424,900 in salaries and vacation days next school year to two top administrators with whom it is cutting ties. But the school board president says she expects the community will be...

Wounded Amtrak conductor remains in critical condition at Naperville hospital

May 18 2017 | 1:47 pm - The Amtrak conductor shot Tuesday on a train station platform in Naperville remains in the hospital in critical condition, authorities said Thursday.

Conductor identified in Naperville Amtrak shooting

May 17 2017 | 8:41 pm - Naperville police say they are working toward pressing charges against a man suspected of shooting an Amtrak conductor Tuesday afternoon.

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