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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Medication, abstinence offer different roads to heroin recovery

Aug 27 2016 | 11:29 pm - As medication-assisted treatment for heroin addiction increases, advocates say it’s important to recognize there’s more than one route to recovery.

How Lake County ER doc’s medicine, compassion help opioid addicts

Aug 27 2016 | 11:28 pm - A Waukegan emergency room physician has started a treatment clinic for opioid addicts, helping them find a medical route to recovery.

Naperville to keep Country Lakes Park open space

Aug 26 2016 | 3:48 pm - Country Lakes Park in Naperville is set to remain open space as the park district plans to buy 11 acres it has been leasing from Indian Prairie Unit District 204.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar promotes book, taking action on social issues

Aug 26 2016 | 9:30 am - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke about his latest book Thursday in Naperville, advising a crowd of basketball fans to think more broadly about social problems and work together to solve them.

Illness forcing Aurora mayor to step down early

Aug 25 2016 | 5:44 pm - Three-term Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner will step down Oct. 30, saying his long-running battle with cancer has begun to take a toll and he no longer can meet the expectations of the job.

Chromebooks land in hands of Dist. 204 middle schoolers

Aug 25 2016 | 5:50 pm - Chromesooks are “another teaching tool” for middle school students in Indian Prairie Unit District 204, where the devices were handed out beginning Thursday.

Former Bulls center tells Metea students, ‘Pressure is good’

Aug 25 2016 | 10:08 am - Former Chicago Bulls Center Eddy Curry and his wife, reality TV star Patrice Curry, stopped by Metea Valley High School on Wednesday in Aurora.

Survivor to visit Naperville to explain ‘enormity’ of Holocaust

Aug 24 2016 | 4:08 pm - A Holocaust survivor speaking Sept. 19 in Naperville offers one way to grasp the “enormity” of the tragedy, organizers say.

Naperville launches home discount program for ‘heroes’

Aug 23 2016 | 10:50 pm - A discount program called Homes for Heroes launched Tuesday in Naperville to help military, police, firefighters, teachers, health care workers and emergency medical professionals with buying, selling or refinancing.

Back-to-school brings new priorities in District 204

Aug 23 2016 | 2:32 pm - A new school year started Tuesday in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 where priorities include expanding air conditioning in the classroom.

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