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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Riverwalk Cafe likely to get Naperville’s OK to sell alcohol before Starbucks

Feb 06 2016 | 12:29 am - Naperville residents could see liquor sales begin at the Riverwalk Cafe when the snack shop reopens by Memorial Day, but the city’s liquor commission wants more information before deciding if allowing Starbucks to sell beer and wine is a good...

State leaders praise Naperville consolidation idea

Feb 05 2016 | 3:18 pm - Gov. Bruce Rauner and Lt. Gov Evelyn Sanguinetti applaud the city of Naperville for pursuing consolidation idea of road services provided by Naperville Township, but the idea faces opposition from the township highway commissioner, who might seek to...

Rauner in Naperville to pitch government consolidation bills

Feb 05 2016 | 8:31 pm - Gov. Bruce Rauner says moving forward with four bills to help advance government consolidation could lessen the tax burden on businesses, help grow the state’s tax base and shift budget debate away from whether to cut services or raise taxes.

Naperville charity launches Chocolate Walk for a cause

Feb 04 2016 | 10:58 am - 360 Youth Services is hosting its first Chocolate Walk in downtown Naperville, freshening up the nonprofit's traditional Chocolate Festival fundraiser held for the past 12 years.

DuPage forest Dist. 5 candidates debate accomplishments

Feb 04 2016 | 7:11 pm - Candidates for the District 5 seat on the DuPage Forest Preserve Commission both say they have played key roles in recent projects to stabilize a historic barn, complete a trail connection and add land to a preserve near Naperville.

Could Naperville take over township roads?

Feb 03 2016 | 10:58 pm - The city of Naperville could take a step toward government consolidation if an idea of taking over maintenance of 16 miles of Naperville Township streets moves forward.

Opposition growing for self-storage near Naperville

Feb 04 2016 | 12:45 am - Neighbors opposed to a proposed self-storage facility in Lisle Township say they don't want it to bring an industrial trend of development to their residential area.

Frank talk of current events guides black history event at Naperville North

Feb 02 2016 | 9:31 pm - A black history event at Naperville North High School will feature portrayals of historical figures and shed light on current events — “The things that actually look eerily similar to the civil rights movement back in the...

DuPage forest Dist. 5 race features ‘citizen advocate,’ nature expert

Feb 01 2016 | 4:09 pm - Incumbent Mary Lou Wehrli of Naperville is facing a challenge from Carl Schultz of Aurora in the race for the Republican nomination to represent District 5 of the DuPage Forest Preserve District.

Route 59: Where most crashes occur in Naperville

Feb 01 2016 | 10:04 am - The top three intersections with the most crashes in Naperville are all along Route 59, where the Illinois Department of Transportation recently wrapped up a major road widening project. Police hope the end of construction will bring a safer road.

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