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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Waubonsie students assemble ‘Bikes for Tykes’

Apr 25 2015 | 10:27 pm - Waubonsie Valley High School had a good problem for its annual month of service: too many students wanted to be involved. So the school added more service projects. Students on Friday donated 23 bikes they assembled for young patients of Central...

Plans in works to widen underpass between Naperville, Aurora

Apr 24 2015 | 10:27 am - Naperville, Aurora and Naperville Township are taking early steps toward widening a 100-year-old railroad underpass on the boundary of the two cities that ties up traffic because it’s only one lane in each direction.

Suburbs not exactly embracing Rauner's turnaround plan

Apr 23 2015 | 9:28 am - Gov. Bruce Rauner's effort to convince local governments to back his reform agenda is getting a lukewarm response in the suburbs. Naperville is the biggest town in Illinois to take a pass on approving Rauner's measures that would weaken the power of...

Naperville thanks longest-serving mayor Pradel for ‘energy and enthusiasm’

Apr 21 2015 | 11:52 pm - The Pledge of Allegiance was boisterous. The applause was booming. The “thank yous” were many. Tuesday was Naperville Mayor George Pradel’s final council meeting in 20 years leading the city. “Your dedication to the...

Paul Rodgers to play Naperville Ribfest

Apr 21 2015 | 2:49 pm - Paul Rodgers, a founding member of Free, Bad Company and The Firm, is the latest addition to the musical lineup for the 28th annual Ribfest in Naperville. Rodgers will perform Thursday, July 2 — the four-day festival’s opening day. He...

20 new stores named for Aurora outlet mall expansion

Apr 22 2015 | 10:28 am - Chicago Premium Outlets has announced 20 of the shops that will be part of a major expansion to the Aurora mall that’s expected to be complete by late August. Locations of Robert Graham, which describes itself as an “eclectic...

Naperville center wants to help people discover passion with art, healthy classes

Apr 20 2015 | 3:11 pm - The new Alive Center in Naperville, which aims to help people discover their passion and purpose, live a healthy, conscious lifestyle and find a sense of belonging, is launching its teen activities Friday night and planning a grand opening for its...

Naperville mental health hospital celebrating 25 years with benefit concert

Apr 20 2015 | 9:46 am - Linden Oaks at Edward behavioral health hospital in Naperville is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a fundraiser called Music and the Mind in which a professional pianist will play exerpts by famous composers who had mental health problems and...

Naperville carpet store sponsoring pet adoptions

Apr 17 2015 | 2:17 pm - Dogs and carpets don’t always mix. Muddy footprints. Clumps of hair. The occasional, you know, accident. But all that will be set aside Saturday when animal-lovers who visit one Naperville store will be able to both adopt a new four-legged...

Naperville parent series to explore effects of cyberbullying on mental health

Apr 17 2015 | 12:04 pm - Linden Oaks at Edward behavioral health hospital is launching a new parent series with an event at 6 p.m. Tuesday about the mental health effects of cyberbullying. “So many adolescents deal with bullying in general, but with the advent of...

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