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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Neuqua choir makes detour to sister city

Jun 21 2016 | 9:03 am - Neuqua Valley High School choir members shared their music with Naperville’s Sister City of Nitra, Slovakia, during a nine-day European tour this month.

Naperville buying ‘Firebox’ to burn fall leaves

Jun 22 2016 | 12:17 pm - Naperville is buying a 30-yard-long incinerator to dispose of leaves collected each fall, a process expected to be cheaper and easier than carting them away.

Naperville officials give preliminary OK to referendum questions

Jun 21 2016 | 11:55 pm - Naperville voters should prepare to see two referendum questions on the ballot asking about consolidation of township government and collaboration on road services.

Naperville plans party for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Jun 22 2016 | 12:20 pm - Get ready to party Harry Potter-style in downtown Naperville for the release at midnight July 30 of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

Naperville residents plead for quiet from Mariano's deliveries, trailer

Jun 23 2016 | 6:29 pm - High demand at the new Mariano's in Naperville has caused the store to need a refrigerated truck out back, but the extra storage is causing noise concerns among neighbors.

New Dist. 203 board member impresses with volunteerism, leadership

Jun 21 2016 | 6:07 am - The newest member of the Naperville Unit District 203 school board has written a children’s book and volunteered with a reading program, helped choose the new principal at one of the district’s five junior highs and been chosen over 25...

Naperville celebrates water polo success of Central boys squad

Jun 21 2016 | 10:21 am - Naperville Unit District 203 celebrated the success of Naperville Central’s boys water polo team after its undefeated season and state championship.

Suburban summer debate: When is lawn mowing OK?

Jun 23 2016 | 5:53 pm - It’s summer, so the debate is on: When is it OK — and when is it annoying — to mow the lawn? One town might change its hours when mowing is allowed.

BoDeans playing Naperville during Last Fling

Jun 20 2016 | 5:00 pm - The BoDeans are set to be the Saturday night headliner Sept. 3 at the Last Fling festival in Naperville.

Naperville man charged in sexual assault of masseuse

Jun 17 2016 | 6:34 pm - A Naperville man is facing charges in a 2013 sexual assault in Aurora in which a 24-year-old masseuse was assaulted in a vacant townhouse, authorities said.

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