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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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Peace pole coming to Naperville’s Veterans Park

Dec 18 2014 | 4:30 pm - An 8-foot-tall peace pole will be installed next spring at Veterans Park in Naperville as a gathering point to celebrate peace near and far. The ThinkGlobal Arts Foundation commissioned the pole designed by an Ohio artist to promote peace as a value...

Naperville debating future of north downtown

Dec 17 2014 | 11:29 pm - Discussions have begun in Naperville about the future of the few blocks immediately north of downtown, which could remain largely residential or take on a more commercial feel. "The basic point is what's going to happen with that part of the world,"...

Walgreens can sell liquor in Naperville, but not downtown

Dec 17 2014 | 11:52 am - Nine Walgreens and one CVS in Naperville now can apply for a new type of liquor license the city council created Tuesday. But the Walgreens on Main Street in downtown Naperville is not one of them. "I’m not assuming Walgreens would behave in...

Naperville theater owner released on $25,000 bail

Dec 17 2014 | 6:50 pm - The owner of Hollywood Palms movie theater in Naperville, accused of owing the state more than $1.37 million in underreported taxes, was released from DuPage County Jail Wednesday afternoon. Edwin C. “Ted” Bulthaup III, 57, is charged...

Naperville third-graders ‘amazed’ by new robotics club

Dec 16 2014 | 11:51 pm - Students as young as 8 and 9 at two Naperville elementary schools are finding they don’t have to be high schoolers to learn their way around the 850 parts it takes to build a robot. Piece by piece, students at Cowlishaw and Kendall...

Suburban Cuban-Americans see opportunity to renew family ties

Dec 18 2014 | 9:04 am - Suburban Cuban-Americans greeted the news of normalized relations with happiness, optimism, anger and worry on Wednesday. “There are going to be changes. Big changes,” anticipates 21-year-old Naivy Gonzalez of West Chicago.

Chain bringing ‘fast-casual pizza’ to Naperville, Schaumburg

Dec 18 2014 | 3:56 pm - Defining the concept of “fast-casual pizza” is the biggest challenge for Pie Five Pizza, a restaurant chain expanding to the area with a store to open February in Naperville. “One of our biggest challenges is letting people know...

New breakfast spot Nora’s Cafe opens in Naperville

Dec 16 2014 | 9:47 am - Four-year-old Nora Besiri, namesake of the new Nora's Cafe in Naperville, likes the pancakes, and other customers have been enjoying the omelettes, skillets, fresh-cut hash browns and house-made chips the restaurant has been serving since it opened...

Danica Patrick to promote local hospital campaign

Dec 16 2014 | 8:24 am - Professional race car driver Danica Patrick will be the face, the voice and the role model behind the "Healthy Driven" campaign, a new Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare marketing effort that encourages people to set goals and become healthier.

Naperville man charged with taking picture up shopper’s skirt

Dec 15 2014 | 6:27 pm - A Naperville man accused of taking a cellphone photo up a woman’s skirt is facing a charge of disorderly conduct, authorities said. Don A. Anderson, 67, was charged after being identified by a woman whom he is accused of photographing in...

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