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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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Downtown Naperville planning summer sculpture display

Jan 29 2015 | 4:24 pm - Summer beats winter — at least when it comes to outdoor public art displays. The Downtown Naperville Alliance wants to switch its annual sculpture program from winter, where it has been doing holiday-themed displays for the past several...

Naperville police use heroin antidote to save 17-year-old

Jan 29 2015 | 3:26 pm - Newly trained Naperville police officers saved a 17-year-old girl’s life last weekend when they used a drug that reverses the effects of a heroin overdose for the first time. The two patrol officers who responded when the girl’s friend...

Naperville City Council candidate suspends campaign

Jan 29 2015 | 4:18 pm - One of the 20 candidates pursuing eight city council spots in Naperville says he’s suspending his campaign because of a possible conflict of interest if he wins a seat in the April 7 election. Jim Bergeron said Thursday his name likely will...

DuPage Children's Museum finds temporary home at Fox Valley mall

Jan 29 2015 | 6:08 am - DuPage Children's Museum has found a temporary new home at Westfield Fox Valley shopping center in Aurora. The Naperville museum will turn a 3,000-square-foot store on the mall's second floor into a “bright and contemporary” space for...

Naperville forum examines 'what's behind' heroin epidemic

Jan 27 2015 | 11:17 pm - Heroin is the buzzword that brought more than 100 people to a forum Tuesday night at Linden Oaks at Edward mental health center in Naperville to learn about the drug and its dangerous consequences. But treatment professionals leading the event said...

Naperville mayor candidate Krause suggests finding new city manager

Jan 27 2015 | 5:35 pm - Naperville could be in store for a new city manager if one candidate for mayor -- Doug Krause -- wins the race. Krause, who has worked with four city managers during his 26 years on the council, says it could be time to look into hiring a new top...

Naperville mayor candidates offer different traffic fixes

Jan 26 2015 | 4:56 pm - The average Naperville resident struggling to drive north during the morning rush and south in the evening has at least one thing in common with the candidates to be the city’s mayor: They’re all concerned about traffic. All four...

Pradel praises 'teamwork' during his 20 years leading Naperville

Jan 27 2015 | 5:41 am - Naperville Mayor George Pradel's 20th and final state of the city address on Monday was an ode to the philosophy that has carried him through two decades at the city's helm: teamwork. “In my very first state of the city speech I said the...

Meet Naperville North High School’s next principal

Jan 26 2015 | 8:54 am - The next principal of Naperville North High School says she aims to bring a “breath of fresh air” into a school that’s already well-regarded for educational excellence. Stephanie Posey, who is principal at Belleville East High...

Teen drug treatment addresses motivation, relationships

Jan 25 2015 | 12:04 am - The younger the heroin user, the less likely he or she is to be in treatment by choice. “The kids, by and large, don’t really want to be here,” said Dr. David Lott, medical director of addiction treatment programs for Linden...

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