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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Bridge work starts Wednesday in south Naperville

May 27 2016 | 3:48 pm - Sidewalk construction on the Washington Street bridge in south Naperville is scheduled to begin Wednesday between Ring Road and Naper Boulevard.

Historic Aurora veterans hall to reopen on Memorial Day

May 27 2016 | 12:01 am - The Grand Army of the Republic Hall and Museum will reopen Memorial Day in Aurora, bringing the history of the Civil War and the early veterans group to life.

Naperville police seek man who tried to take girl from library

May 27 2016 | 5:12 pm - Naperville police are seeking a man who tried to convince a 5-year-old girl to leave Nichols Library with him, authorities said Friday.

Naperville’s North Central College acquiring Shimer College

May 26 2016 | 5:47 pm - North Central College in Naperville has reached an understanding to acquire Shimer College in Chicago effective in fall 2017.

How murals bring history to new Naperville development

May 25 2016 | 9:39 am - Five murals depicting historic life in downtown Naperville will grace the Riverwalk at the new Water Street District set to open this fall.

District 203 seeking ‘team player’ to fill board vacancy

May 25 2016 | 1:47 pm - Naperville Unit District 203 is accepting applications until June 2 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Suzyn Price until the April 4, 2017 election.

Naperville Township defends budget cuts in road debate

May 23 2016 | 11:39 pm - Naperville Township Supervisor Rachel Ossyra says the township’s actions were legal in cutting the road district’s budget, despite a lawsuit to the contrary.

Jamey Johnson headlining country day at Naperville’s Last Fling

May 24 2016 | 4:29 pm - Two country acts — Jamey Johnson and Hillbilly Rockstarz — will appear on Labor Day at the Last Fling festival in Naperville.

Naperville restaurant prepares to reopen after minor fire

May 24 2016 | 6:10 pm - A small kitchen fire struck Cuisine of India in Naperville on Tuesday, but the owner says his restaurant plans to reopen soon.

Argonne launching first technology incubator for clean energy ideas

May 24 2016 | 1:48 pm - Argonne National Laboratory is launching its first technology incubator to help innovators with clean energy ideas develop them for the market.

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