James Fuller

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Jim Fuller was named the Kane County and St. Charles reporter in July 2008. He is responsible for all news in Kane County government and politics, 14th Congressional District news and politics and St. Charles city and school news.

Jim began his career at the Daily Herald in 2001, covering Barrington schools, Barrington area government, Buffalo Grove area schools, Wheeling area schools and Prospect Heights government and schools. He then moved to the paper's DuPage County bureau and covered Wheaton government, parks and school districts.

During his time at the paper, he has made several appearances on radio and television to provide insight into his reporting. In his career, Jim covered the first and fifth anniversaries of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with reporting from New York. He reunited a father with his sons through reporting of their kidnapping and transport to Mexico. And his reporting led to the indictment of the Kane County Coroner for criminal misconduct.

Jim is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he majored in journalism. He is also an alumnus of the Washington Semester in Politics and Journalism program in Washington, D.C., and he has a master's degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield as a graduate of the Public Affairs Reporting program. Jim was born and raised on Chicago's west side. He now lives in the Western suburbs. Jim is also a licensed EMT and a graduate of the paramedic program at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin through Elgin Community College. Follow Jim at his blog: http://jamesfuller.blogspot.com; on Facebook by searching Daily Herald James Fuller; or on Twitter: @DH_JFuller.

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St. Charles riverwalk plan’s feasibility put to test

May 23 2016 | 11:41 pm - A $113,000 feasibility study will determine if white water rafting can become reality in St. Charles

Lauzen reinforces Longmeadow support in State of Kane County address

May 20 2016 | 3:39 pm - Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen gives full support to Longmeadow Parkway ... even the toll portion.

Kane County election director quits

May 19 2016 | 2:36 pm - Kane County’s director of elections resigned, creating some concern about being ready for a November election with an expected historic turnout.

Liquor license battle for Hideaway likely headed to court

May 19 2016 | 9:34 am - A 4-to-1 vote to deny a liquor license to the new owners of the former Al Capone’s Hideaway and Steakhouse Wednesday sets the stage for a second liquor-related lawsuit against Kane County.

Night school option coming for St. Charles students

May 17 2016 | 12:23 am - Students who have personal lives or obstacles that prevent them from succeeding during the normal bell at St. Charles high schools will have the option of night school come fall.

Kane officials reach tax deal with religious center near Elburn

May 17 2016 | 7:16 pm - Adding 264 new residential units to a religious center just outside Elburn spawned property tax concerns from neighbors Tuesday. But Kane County officials may have found an answer.

Kane County public defender: We can’t always provide rigorous defense

May 12 2016 | 11:26 pm - Numbers show Kane County public defense attorneys carry a much higher case burden than their peers in nearby counties. That’s hurting the ability to investigate cases.

How long will Kane County cover state child support costs?

May 13 2016 | 3:34 pm - Staffing costs and political black eyes make it tough for Kane County to stop paying state child support costs. But those and other financial pitfalls will put new pressure on frozen property tax levy.

Why Kane County residents might want to recycle old TVs now

May 12 2016 | 1:49 pm - The demand to recycle TVs in Kane County is so great that residents will have to start paying a fee.

Cooper’s Hawk, Starbucks pitched for St. Charles mall site

May 10 2016 | 12:33 am - A new Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant is headed to St. Charles. It will join a new Starbucks as the first major signs of new life at Charlestowne Mall, which is now known as The Quad.

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