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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Businesses help Naperville youth agency keep counseling office open

Apr 30 2016 | 5:04 am - A Naperville nonprofit has moved its counseling offices to a smaller, cheaper space — with the help of three businesses — to continue helping 125 kids despite the state budget impasse.

Mayors: It’s Hassert — not Hastert — Boulevard

Apr 29 2016 | 9:33 pm - Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar is taking steps to end confusion over the nonexistent connection between Dennis Hastert and Hassert Boulevard.

Naperville’s Last Fling to include Summerland Tour bands

Apr 29 2016 | 4:13 pm - The Summerland Tour will bring Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit and Sponge to play Sunday, Sept. 4 in Naperville.

Signs of an abused child

Apr 28 2016 | 12:39 pm - Watch for these signs and take these steps to spot and report child abuse.

Best way to prevent child abuse? Step in early, cops say

Apr 28 2016 | 5:45 pm - During April campaigns for Child Abuse Prevention Month, police encourage people not to hesitate reporting suspected abuse.

How Naperville ‘edible forest garden’ provides all it needs to grow

Apr 28 2016 | 3:28 pm - The Resiliency Institute in Naperville will teach visitors May 7 how an edible forest garden sustains itself and produces plenty of fruit and nuts.

Naperville readies to demolish Barn Rec Center

Apr 27 2016 | 3:49 pm - Naperville Park District is planning for the end of the Barn Recreation Center and the beginning of a new maintenance shop with contracts totaling $6.1 million.

Naperville mayor foretells future of ‘bold, daring’ innovation

Apr 25 2016 | 4:23 pm - Innovation, collaboration and economic development are in Naperville’s future, Mayor Steve Chirico said Monday during his first State of the City address.

16 Grammys between 3 schools in Aurora and Naperville

Apr 25 2016 | 12:53 pm - Three high schools in Naperville and Aurora have won 16 Grammys in 18 years. Here’s how they do it.

How Naperville plans to improve downtown parking

Apr 24 2016 | 10:53 pm - Facing the lowest customer satisfaction with downtown parking in 15 years, Naperville is taking several steps to better manage and monitor demand, including the creation of a parking app and studying the potential costs and location of building a...

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