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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Competition for Kane County riverboat cash intensifies

Sep 01 2015 | 11:26 am - As Kane County continues to try to wean itself off reliance on riverboat gambling proceeds, competition for the money will get more fierce.

Geneva woman turns to crowdfunding to fund divorce

Aug 30 2015 | 6:34 am - Stacey Schnaitman, whose husband sits in Kane County jail awaiting a trial on charges of domestic abuse, found herself in an increasingly common situation: She didn't have the money to divorce him. So the Geneva woman turned to an unexpected source:...

Elgin International Festival unfettered by weather

Aug 29 2015 | 7:16 pm - Rainy weather at Elgin's International Festival Saturday didn't water down the mission of promoting cross-cultural harmony.

How Kane County plans to make forest preserve scofflaws pay

Aug 28 2015 | 7:52 pm - Scofflaws are making a habit out of not paying tickets issued by the Kane County Forest Preserve District. Officials have a new plan to make them pay up and pay more in the process.

Raising Kane forest preserve levy could favor taxpayers, hurt commissioners

Aug 26 2015 | 12:12 am - A pending tax levy increase may still see Kane County Forest District taxpayers win if projections presented Tuesday hold true. But a politically perilous vote awaits commissioners.

Kane County planning for possible state income tax shortfall

Aug 26 2015 | 7:24 pm - Kane County hasn't received its share of state income tax funds and other revenue, causing officials to begin planning for the possibility of losing about $500,000 per month. For now, the county can use reserves to address the shortfall.

St. Charles to plant 500 new trees in wake of ash borer infestation

Aug 25 2015 | 12:31 am - St. Charles is moving into the post Emerald Ash Borer apocalypse with the purchase of 500 new trees, most of which won't be used to replace existing ash trees.

St. Charles church draped in bunting in honor of pastor’s son

Aug 21 2015 | 7:25 pm - The St. Charles community mourned the death of the son of a local pastor Friday. Andrew Zajac, 26, died while fighting a wildfire in Washington state. His mother, Mary, is the pastor at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church.

Uber, GM and Fermilab share innovations and vision for transportation

Aug 21 2015 | 8:40 am - Local transportation experts forecast the death of driver's licneses in coming years as self-driving cars, trucks and trains are one the horizon. In the meantime, services like Uber will lead to less car ownership, less traffic and more carpooling.

Moeller: ‘Extreme partisanship’ in Springfield not helping Kane County

Aug 19 2015 | 7:23 pm - There is no telling how long the state budget impasse may linger and ultimately affect Kane County area social service agencies, according to state Rep. Anna Moeller.

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