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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Buffalo Grove heroin OD victim becomes namesake for federal law

Jul 28 2016 | 4:29 pm - A Buffalo Grove man who died of a heroin overdose is the namesake for part of a federal law that provides $10.8 million in grants for states to make an opioid overdose reversal drug more easily available.

71-year-old Naperville man charged with arson in tent fire

Jul 27 2016 | 6:46 pm - A 71-year-old Naperville man has been charged with arson for setting fire to a tent belonging to a well-known Naperville squatter, authorities said Wednesday.

Oak Brook remembers officers who died facing ‘new threats’

Jul 26 2016 | 6:19 pm - Oak Brook police held a memorial ceremony for fallen officers, recognizing each day on the job brings “potential new threats.”

Naperville unlikely to reduce lawn-mowing hours

Jul 26 2016 | 9:53 am - The hours when lawn crews can mow residential lawns in Naperville aren’t likely to change after a panel rejected a proposal to shorten the timeframe on weekends.

Nichols Library closing for work on stairs, stacks

Jul 26 2016 | 9:25 am - Nichols Library in downtown Naperville will close Aug. 1 and 2 as part of a $2.3 million renovation to lighten up the 30-year-old space.

College of DuPage board member Olsen could fill Sandack’s seat

Jul 25 2016 | 3:59 pm - Republican leaders say David Olsen of Downers Grove is the frontrunner to replace Ron Sandack in the 81st state House district.

How Lisle group is expanding help for parents of adults with disabilities

Jul 26 2016 | 10:08 am - A Lisle nonprofit that gives a break to parents of children with disabilities is expanding to help with the transition after special education ends at age 22.

New app could help save lives in Naperville

Jul 22 2016 | 6:18 am - Naperville Fire Department is the first in Illinois to offer the PulsePoint app to let people with CPR or AED training respond to nearby emergencies.

Naperville singers join choir convention for girl power

Jul 22 2016 | 4:04 pm - Two Naperville teens get to represent Illinois in the National Girlchoir Convention this week in Philadelphia.

Naperville, Wauconda representing suburbs at Baton Rouge funerals

Jul 21 2016 | 4:24 pm - Officers from Naperville and Wauconda are traveling to Baton Rouge for funerals of three officers killed there Sunday by a gunman.

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