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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Committee to begin steering 5th Avenue toward redevelopment in Naperville

Jan 23 2018 | 8:57 am - A committee has formed and soon it will begin meeting to forge the future of 5th Avenue redevelopment in Naperville.

Villa Park residents float ideas to save Lufkin Pool

Jan 23 2018 | 8:43 am - Using reserves and raising pass rates or admission fees could help Villa Park save Lufkin Pool, say residents who want the swimming facility to reopen.

Three Naperville women appearing on Time magazine cover

Jan 22 2018 | 6:27 pm - First they joined the Women’s March and filed to run for office. Now these Naperville women are featured on the cover of Time magazine.

Naperville inching closer to start of special census

Jan 21 2018 | 11:17 pm - Naperville will be the only community in Illinois to conduct a special census this year. Hiring is in progress for 240 workers to take the tally, which could increase the city’s share of three state taxes.

Naperville developer plans new subdivision, memorial to early Will County settler

Jan 19 2018 | 1:36 pm - One of Will County’s earliest families just sold a plot of land to a housing developer. But the Clows will be memorialized at the site at 103rd Street and Book Road in Naperville.

95th Street neighbors seeking fence to block road noise

Jan 18 2018 | 12:07 pm - Construction brought a road closer to their homes. Now these Naperville residents are seeking a fence to block some of the extra noise.

Award helps Naperville car shop keep jobseekers on the road

Jan 18 2018 | 6:50 pm - With half of the funding from a national award, a Naperville car shop will fund repairs for jobseekers whose unreliable rides are making it tough to get to work.

Should boat parking be allowed on Naperville driveways?

Jan 17 2018 | 1:32 pm - He bought a boat this summer but now he can’t legally park it in his Naperville driveway. Why one man wants the city to change its boat, RV and trailer parking rules.

Phone, hotel taxes likely to rise in Naperville

Jan 17 2018 | 12:17 am - Naperville doesn’t want to increase property taxes, so the city might raise telecommunications and hotel/motel taxes instead.

Naperville North grads shave their heads for cancer charity

Jan 17 2018 | 12:38 pm - Two Naperville North graduates who shaved their heads to benefit a childhood cancer research charity surpassed their goal of raising $7,500 in honor of a late classmate.

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