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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Stressors ‘significantly’ growing for police

Oct 11 2015 | 11:06 pm - Police officers are facing increasing stress because they're unsure who "has their back" in this world of social media and constant cop criticism, experts say. This adds to the tensions of a job already likely to cause consequences if officers don't...

Why Naperville teacher’s summer at sea helps students

Oct 12 2015 | 11:23 am - Naperville Central High School teacher Leah Johnson spent her summer at sea researching fish populations, and now it's her students who benefit from her offshore experience.

Naperville Gives Day starts charitable season earlier

Oct 12 2015 | 11:22 pm - The giving season is kicking off early in Naperville as the second annual Naperville Gives Day moves to Oct. 21, giving two dozen local charities a special day to seek donations before the nationwide "Giving Tuesday" after Thanksgiving.

New mental health approach for police: Offering solutions

Oct 11 2015 | 8:35 am - Police departments responding to increasing mental health calls are shifting their aim from just dealing with the problem at hand to truly helping find solutions for people in crisis. More officer training and a new mindset are helping make the...

Rock tossing releases struggles for Naperville students

Oct 09 2015 | 9:08 am - The struggles of sixth-grade students at Crone Middle School in Naperville took were cast aside as students tossed rocks on which they'd written their problems into a pond. The activity connected students to a character in a book they're reading.

Coroners: Rising heroin deaths could be connected to tainted drug

Oct 09 2015 | 6:13 pm - DuPage and Kane counties have seen a spike in heroin overdoses since mid-September that could be connected to the outbreak of overdoses in Chicago stemming from heroin laced with a painkiller.

Why temporary parking gets extension at Naperville shop

Oct 08 2015 | 9:06 am - A temporary parking lot can remain at Standard Market in Naperville for up to five years, but it soon will be paved, striped and landscaped instead of plain gravel.

Naperville debates changes to Sunday liquor laws

Oct 08 2015 | 8:41 am - When it comes to loosening liquor laws, Naperville City Council members say their decisions need to be made based on community values about youth substance abuse prevention instead of economics for alcohol sellers.

Author tells Naperville kids to make a difference

Oct 07 2015 | 12:14 pm - An author who visited third-graders in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 helped reinforce lessons that kindness, caring and being a good friend can go a long way.

Should free room rental continue at Naperville municipal center?

Oct 07 2015 | 8:18 am - Naperville City Council members are considering charging a fee to rent meeting rooms in the municipal center to help fill a budget gap and charge users adequately for services.

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