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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

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‘Nature is the best setting’ for new facility at Naperville’s Knoch Knolls

Aug 21 2014 | 11:31 pm - Lovers of water — and of detail — will be right at home in Naperville Park District’s new Knoch Knolls Nature Center. The theme “celebrating water” trickles through the entire 5,000-square-foot building in...

Naperville council green-lights Swedish manufacturer’s plan

Aug 22 2014 | 8:55 am - The development that passed Naperville’s planning and zoning commission without a business name now has made it through city council approval as SKF Group, a Swedish-based manufacturer of ball bearings, seals and lubrication systems.

New year begins to ‘Celebrate 203’

Aug 20 2014 | 5:17 pm - A new front entrance for one school, a renovated science lab for another and students ramping up toward all-day kindergarten at seven more schools marked the first day of class Wednesday in Naperville Unit District 203. District officials said they...

Naperville overturns denial, OKs NCC building

Aug 20 2014 | 12:32 pm - North Central College is getting a new science center. Despite neighbors’ concerns about the size of the 125,000-square-foot building, the college received city council approval Tuesday night to go forward with the plan. “This facility...

Naperville looking at 8 regulations to curb rowdy night life

Aug 20 2014 | 1:40 pm - Naperville is moving toward eight new regulations to help curtail excessive downtown drinking and rowdy night life conditions that some say are hurting the city’s image. “I don’t think anybody here could deny that this is...

‘Do a lap’ to enjoy Naperville wine fest, organizers say

Aug 19 2014 | 1:01 pm - The setup of the 12th annual Naperville Wine Festival is like a racetrack: The best way to experience it is to take a lap. “The process is you go and look and feel and go through the wine guide and see who you want to see,” festival...

Indian Prairie board members factoring heat into budget

Aug 19 2014 | 3:04 pm - Indian Prairie Unit District 204 school board members have their eyes on the weather forecast as they prepare to approve their next budget because three "heat days" called for schools without air conditioning during the past two years caused the...

Laptops increase classroom tech in Dist. 204

Aug 19 2014 | 1:14 am - As Indian Prairie Unit District 204 moves into the fourth year of its Bring Your Own Technology program often called BYOT, administrators are challenging educators to go “beyond BYOT.” “This year we’re looking to go...

Does Naperville need its own Freedom Trail?

Aug 15 2014 | 3:27 pm - Could Naperville pull off its own version of Boston's famed Freedom Trail? Early ideas for such a historic path include a “brickyard to beach” trail showing Centennial Beach’s progression from an industrial quarry to a swimming...

125,000 square feet too big? College appealing Naperville historic commission rejection.

Aug 14 2014 | 4:26 pm - At 125,000 square feet, Naperville’s historic preservation commission decided a proposed science center for North Central College was too big, but college officials are appealing that decision to the Naperville City Council. “We made...

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