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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Naperville could object to proposed storage facility on 75th Street

Feb 12 2016 | 2:02 pm - Naperville City Council on Tuesday could approve a resolution of objection to a self-storage facility proposed in an unincorporated area along 75th Street that’s drawing opposition from neighbors because of its size and potential to create...

Downtown Naperville parking satisfaction drops as shoppers perceive ‘hassle’

Feb 12 2016 | 6:44 pm - Satisfaction with parking in downtown Naperville decreased to its lowest point in 15 years and downtown leaders say the area has a perception problem among customers who think it will be a hassle to find a spot.

Say goodbye to the giant crane in downtown Naperville’s Water Street District

Feb 11 2016 | 6:28 pm - The giant crane has finished its work on the massive downtown Naperville Water Street District that includes a hotel, banquet center, parking garage, restaurants and shops. Developers say construction is expected to be complete sometime this fall.

Naperville teen named state’s top youth volunteer

Feb 11 2016 | 6:31 pm - Jungin Angie Lee of Naperville has been named the top Illinois youth volunteer of 2016 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Now the 17-year-old co-founder of a nonprofit called Angie’s Hope could be chosen as one of the top teen...

Event to bring Japan’s ‘retro’ culture to Naperville

Feb 10 2016 | 4:08 pm - A Japanese cultural event hosted by a new downtown Naperville art studio aims to show how a new generation of artisans is incorporating traditional cooking, martial arts, crafts and floral arrangements into today’s digital living.

Naperville Township votes to hear more of city's plan for roads

Feb 10 2016 | 6:40 am - Naperville Township will continue consideration of a road services agreement with the city of Naperville that could save roughly $800,000 a year.

Two tracks open again after Metra derailment near Naperville

Feb 08 2016 | 5:42 pm - Metra service returned to near normal with only a couple of reported delays Monday afternoon as the system recovered from a morning train derailment east of Naperville.

Police: Intoxicated Lisle man head-butts officer

Feb 08 2016 | 1:34 pm - Police said a Lisle man head-butted an officer who responded to his apartment when his roommate called and said the man was “scaring him.” David T. Demay has been charged with aggravated battery to a police officer and sent to DuPage...

Riverwalk Cafe likely to get Naperville’s OK to sell alcohol before Starbucks

Feb 06 2016 | 12:29 am - Naperville residents could see liquor sales begin at the Riverwalk Cafe when the snack shop reopens by Memorial Day, but the city’s liquor commission wants more information before deciding if allowing Starbucks to sell beer and wine is a good...

State leaders praise Naperville consolidation idea

Feb 05 2016 | 3:18 pm - Gov. Bruce Rauner and Lt. Gov Evelyn Sanguinetti applaud the city of Naperville for pursuing consolidation idea of road services provided by Naperville Township, but the idea faces opposition from the township highway commissioner, who might seek to...

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