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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Senior spellers from suburbs vie for state bee title

Jul 22 2016 | 10:34 pm - It doesn’t take youth to be a fan of words and how to spell them. These suburban senior spellers compete for the state championship with the same passion and camaraderie of the grade schoolers known for participating.

New team members, money needto keep innocent out of prison

Jul 22 2016 | 3:12 pm - Several areas of Kane County’s justice system want more money to help prevent and rectify wrongful convictions

Kane County part of push for public display of ‘In God We Trust’ motto

Jul 22 2016 | 6:13 am - Kane County took steps toward adopting a resolution that will either unite people or ratchet up local political and religious tensions by urging the reaffirmation and public display of the country’s “In God We Trust” motto as its...

Kane County to replenish local police supply of overdose drug Narcan

Jul 20 2016 | 8:26 pm - Kane County is about to sink another $61,000 into the heroin overdose antidote Narcan.

Heroin deaths coming at record pace in Kane County

Jul 19 2016 | 10:09 am - It’s predicted Kane County will have more heroin deaths in 2016 than in any other year.

Kane sheriff: Officers won't return to high schools

Jul 15 2016 | 4:28 pm - Kane County Sheriff Don Kramer says he needs more deputies and more money before he'll return resource officers to two high schools.

Kane County approves M.A. Center housing

Jul 12 2016 | 7:04 pm - Despite the threat of a lawsuit by neighbors, Kane County Board members Tuesday approved plans to build several housing units at the M.A. Center near Elburn.

St. Charles school board can’t agree on plan to fix football field

Jul 11 2016 | 11:52 pm - St. Charles school board members couldn’t agree on a plan Monday that could see private money pay to replace an athletic field at St. Charles North High School that coaches believe is borderline hazardous to students.

Kane County forest commissioners rerun prevailing wage vote from county

Jul 08 2016 | 4:12 pm - Drew Frasz, while wearing his forest preserve district hat, again led a push against adopting the state-mandated prevailing wage Friday.

St. Charles ready for second shot at America in Bloom glory

Jul 07 2016 | 10:00 pm - Judges from the America in Bloom committee will be in St. Charles Sunday through Tuesday as the city attempts to receive recognition in a national municipal beauty contest.

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