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 clerk feels pressure of meeting needs of Aurora voters

Jun 21 2018 | 4:01 pm - Kane County clerk says money issue adds to the tension of accommodating Aurora voters in November.

Kane health equity report shows blacks more likely to be unhealthy

Jun 20 2018 | 4:42 pm - Health equity report shows Kane County black residents are more likely to be poor and die younger than others.

Cancer-causing agent found near Cougars’ stadium called not alarming

Jun 19 2018 | 6:21 pm - Water tests near Northwestern Medicine Stadium in Geneva reveal cancer-causing chemical, but county official said there’s no cause for concern.

Lauzen breaks tie to reimburse himself for expenses

Jun 15 2018 | 5:22 pm - A growing number of Kane County Board members are objecting to expense reimbursements submitted by Chairman Chris Lauzen. The split on the board over Lauzen’s lunches, book purchases and magazine subscriptions allowed him to cast the...

Kane County signs new electricity deal for unincorporated areas

Jun 14 2018 | 3:50 pm - Keeping the lights on will get a little cheaper for some Kane County residents starting in August.

Decomposed bodies’ odors prompt new calls for new Kane County morgue

Jun 13 2018 | 5:47 pm - The odor from a sudden influx of decomposed bodies to the Kane County morgue may become the driver for a facility upgrade that’s been stymied by politics and price in recent years.

Longmeadow plan change would mean some risk of tax money

Jun 12 2018 | 4:58 pm - A change in plans for borrowing $30 million to fund construction of the Longmeadow Parkway would now place some risk on taxpayers.

14th District candidates back green energy but far apart on climate change

Jun 04 2018 | 10:46 am - Both candidates for the 14th Congressional District support the pursuit of green energy. But incumbent Republican Randy Hultgren has a polar opposite perspective from his Democratic challenger, Lauren Underwood, when it comes to what’s...

Feds may help Kane County in battle against opioids

Jun 01 2018 | 5:12 pm - Kane County has a new, perhaps unexpected, ally in its efforts to address the growing problem of opioid overdose deaths: the federal government.

‘Lied to’: Kane County Board majority sticks with Blue Cross

May 29 2018 | 11:21 pm - Citing lies and a “culture of disrespect” laced into a push to dump Blue Cross and Blue Shield as the health insurance provider for Kane County employees, board members voted to stick with the state’s largest insurer Tuesday.

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