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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Missing Naperville Alzheimer’s patient located

Jul 30 2015 | 7:33 pm - A Naperville woman who has Alzheimer’s disease and was reported missing early Thursday morning has been found, authorities said.

New hotel doubles banquet center size in Naperville

Jul 30 2015 | 4:13 pm - Naperville's first new hotel in eight years, a 168-room Embassy Suites by Hilton, has opened at Freedom Plaza on the city's north side. The hotel also offers the largest banquet space in Naperville, which can seat 1,000 people.

Police: Motorcyclist had mechanical trouble before fatal crash

Jul 30 2015 | 3:49 pm - A 54-year-old Aurora man whose motorcycle apparently had mechanical trouble was killed in an early morning crash on Butterfield Road, authorities said Thursday.

Giant flying cucumber descending on DuPage Airport

Jul 29 2015 | 5:34 pm - A flying cucumber is invading the skies Friday morning over DuPage Airport in West Chicago as distiller Hendrick's Gin completes its cross-country tour in the unusual vegetable-decorated blimp.

‘Breathtaking’ performance snags Geneva Special Olympian 5 medals

Jul 29 2015 | 7:39 pm - Rhythmic gymnast Michelle Thompson of Geneva scored five medals -- three golds and two bronzes -- during the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, remembering her routines to perfection and placing tops in the world.

LIVE lead singer Ed Kowalczyk, blues artist coming to Last Fling

Jul 28 2015 | 12:30 pm - Before Daughtry plays at the Last Fling in Naperville on Saturday, Sept. 5, a 19-year-old blues artist hailed as a future guitar hero and the former lead singer of LIVE will take the stage.

Should Naperville cut services or raise taxes?

Jul 28 2015 | 7:08 pm - Naperville City Council members might have to raise taxes or fees to bring in needed revenue, but first they want to make sure expenses are as low as possible.

Grocery store ‘long time coming’ to south Naperville corner

Jul 27 2015 | 4:14 pm - A developer has Naperville's permission to build a grocery store and a five-space retail building in Naperville Crossings at 95th Street and Route 59, a site that has been slow to develop since plans first were approved more than a decade ago.

City leaders: Naperville needs new financial plan

Jul 27 2015 | 6:26 pm - Faced with new financial challenges, Naperville is considering adding a home-rule sales tax and increasing garbage fees to help cover its costs.

Naperville mayor seeking more financial advice

Jul 26 2015 | 11:17 am - Facing financial challenges, Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico proposes increasing membership on the city's financial advisory board.

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