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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Housing options concern Naperville council candidates

Mar 29 2015 | 11:13 pm - Everyone needs housing, but some candidates for Naperville city council say it’s hard to find within the city for young adults and seniors. Some candidates among 20 seeking eight seats in the April 7 election blame property taxes, others say...

Naperville charity fueling good through stories

Mar 27 2015 | 9:41 am - Marion Ruthig’s first career revolved around numbers, but in her second career leading the nonprofit I Support Community, she’s learned never to underestimate the power of words, especially when arranged into stories.

Dawn Patrol: Quake near Lake in the Hills; student brings BB gun to school

Mar 26 2015 | 6:14 am - Earthquake reported near Lake in the Hills. Hinsdale South student brings BB gun to school. Carpentersville candidate admits lying. Police say Round Lake Beach man drove drunk with kids in car. Parents want to let kids skip tests. Panera to open in...

Volo woman charged after bank robbery in Grayslake

Mar 26 2015 | 2:43 pm - A Volo woman suspected in two Northwest suburban bank robberies and an attempted robbery is in McHenry County jail facing felony charges, authorities said Thursday. Teresa Marie Knowles, 39, of Autumn Grove Court in Volo, has been charged with...

‘WOW’ award launches music lessons for needy kids in District 203

Mar 26 2015 | 5:10 pm - When volunteers heard the Naperville Education Foundation was about to hit the milestone of giving away $1 million in grants, the obvious reaction was, “Wow!” “That’s why we decided to do the WOW awards,” said...

Residents escape Algonquin house fire without injury

Mar 26 2015 | 8:18 am - Two people inside an Algonquin house escaped safely when a large upstairs bathroom caught fire in the 1400 block of Braewood Drive, authorities said. The house has been deemed uninhabitable, but firefighters said working smoke alarms helped the...

Lisle man’s answer to heroin: Faith in Jesus

Mar 25 2015 | 12:12 am - Today, Doug Stvan is a Christian, a student in a certificate program at DePaul, a basketball enthusiast and an employee at his dad’s accounting firm. Four years ago, Stvan was a Christian and a heroin addict at the end of himself. Stvan...

Elmhurst police seek help finding hit-and-run driver

Mar 25 2015 | 2:32 pm - Elmhurst police are asking for help finding the driver of a light-colored Peterbilt semitrailer truck that they believe was involved in a hit-and-run that injured a man at York Road and Fullerton Avenue. Police said the truck was driving north on...

‘Red Rocker’ Sammy Hagar to play Naperville’s Ribfest

Mar 25 2015 | 2:08 pm - The “Red Rocker” Sammy Hagar and his new band The Circle will perform July 3 at Ribfest in Naperville. The Van Halen frontman and The Circle band made up of rhythm bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Vic Johnson and drummer Jason Bonham...

Dawn Patrol: 1 dead in Aurora crash; COD candidates don’t want Breuder picking successor

Mar 25 2015 | 5:59 am - 1 dead in Aurora crash. Weekend shooting victims in Prospect Heights to recover. COD candidates don’t want Breuder picking replacement. 15 trucks hit new railroad bridge in Bensenville. Elgin mayor candidates discuss Latino involvement.

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