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 Park District begins Norris Recreation Center revival

Aug 25 2016 | 10:49 pm - St. Charles school officials are hopeful the St. Charles Park District can reverse a grim financial history for the Norris Recreation Center.

Multiple St. Charles schools show unsafe lead levels in water

Aug 26 2016 | 8:13 pm - Multiple St. Charles schools showed levels of lead contamination in water of more than 10 times the amount deemed safe by the EPA. But school officials say there were some flaws in the testing.

Study: Building Longmeadow Parkway actually better for environment

Aug 25 2016 | 12:25 am - State and Kane County transportation officials said Longmeadow Parkway is not only an environmentally safe project but actually will have less of an environmental impact than doing nothing at all.

Sheriff’s deputies back at Burlington, Kaneland high schools

Aug 23 2016 | 4:11 pm - School resource officers return to Burlington, Kanelane high schools.

Fox River fire district to pose tax increase feeler in November

Aug 22 2016 | 11:47 pm - Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District officials want voter input on tax increase versus spending reductions this November.

Employee bonuses raising questions, ire in Kane County

Aug 19 2016 | 1:53 pm - A Kane County Finance Department report shows who received bonus payments and how much over the past four years.

St. Charles schools show high lead levels

Aug 17 2016 | 6:02 pm - Testing revealed unsafe levels of lead in drinking fountains at most St. Charles schools this week. All the fountains will be either replaced or taken out of service.

Last chance for Longmeadow opponents to voice concerns?

Aug 17 2016 | 7:34 am - A public hearing set for the end of August might be the final time outside a courtroom that Longmeadow Parkway opponents will get significant time to voice concerns about one of the largest transportation projects in Kane County history.

St. Charles firefighters get raises, will study wages for other employees

Aug 17 2016 | 10:52 am - St. Charles officials locked in raises for firefighters and began a study on whether or not the rest of its employees are paid fairly.

Kane sheriff sticks with decision to pull police from schools

Aug 09 2016 | 4:14 pm - Kane County Sheriff Don Kramer said he had to choose between placing officers at schools full-time or keeping enough officers on the streets. He chose the latter.

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