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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Kane County chairman candidates: New coroner or new budget?

Feb 10 2016 | 11:58 pm - Incumbent Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen believes the answer to solving all the problems he sees in the county coroner’s office is easy — get a new coroner. Opponent Ken Shepro, who has worked as a consultant for the current...

Kane County panel rejects treatment center near Campton Hills

Feb 10 2016 | 12:05 am - Kane County’s Zoning Board of Appeals rejected plans to put a drug and alcohol treatment center just outside of Campton Hills Thursday night.

Will St. Charles get a Silver Glen Middle School?

Feb 08 2016 | 11:01 pm - There’s a version of St. Charles’ move to only two middle schools that would involve closing and demolishing both Thompson and Haines Middle Schools in favor of a new middle school on Silver Glen Road.

DuPage Airport suit could pull Pheasant Run out of St. Charles

Feb 07 2016 | 1:34 pm - St. Charles’ iconic Pheasant Run may be run out of town. DuPage Airport officials want to condemn the entire 250-acre property in response to Pheasant Run’s renovation plans, which would put homes on the property for the first time.

Fox River & Countryside fire OKs some part-timers to save money

Feb 04 2016 | 11:06 pm - Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District officials appointed to new trustees Thursday night. They joined the board just in time to vote in big changes that will see fewer full-time firefighter/paramedics at district stations.

Discrimination lawsuit threatened if Kane County rejects drug treatment center

Feb 02 2016 | 11:28 pm - Housing discrimination against the disabled, and the potential for a lawsuit, will now factor into the zoning application for a drug and alcohol treatment facility that wants to locate just outside Campton Hills.

Why Kane County wants to get into the loan business

Feb 03 2016 | 6:51 pm - After a $950,000 cemetery project, St. Charles Township has found itself short of cash reserves. Kane County has tentatively agreed to loan the township $400,000, at a bargain interest rate, to help the township get by until its next round of...

St. Charles aldermen favor new police station in new location

Feb 01 2016 | 10:54 pm - St. Charles’ police station will be moving to a new home. City aldermen favor a new station and a new location. But they don’t agree on where that new location should be yet.

St. Charles high schools: Students won't buy healthy lunches

Jan 30 2016 | 1:56 pm - St. Charles' high school students would rather eat roast beef melts, pizza and barbecue chicken flatbreads than whole wheat spaghetti and green beans. That's a financial verification of officials' decision to ditch the National School Lunch Program...

Police identify man found dead in Geneva home

Jan 29 2016 | 4:52 pm - Geneva police are investigating a man’s death at a home on Crissey Avenue near Oak Street. Police were called to the home Thursday evening.

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