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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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Long-standing D303 mold lawsuit could be over

Aug 19 2014 | 6:22 pm - A lawsuit that dates back to a mold outbreak at St. Charles East High School 12 years ago may finally be over. St. Charles Unit District 303 school board members recently approved a $660,000 settlement with one of the insurance companies that paid...

St. Charles to move holding cell for Civil War deserters

Aug 19 2014 | 12:50 am - St. Charles makes plans to move the historic Jones Law Office building from Cedar Avenue to Langum Park. The building, which served as a holding cell for deserting soldiers during the Civil War, has to be relocated after the city sold the property...

St. Charles-based Boy Scouts council searching for new CEO

Aug 16 2014 | 1:05 am - A St. Charles-based Boy Scouts council is seeking several new leaders, including a top executive, who can help the organization rebound from a precipitous drop in local membership. In the meantime, the executive board of the Three Fires Council...

St. Charles high schools adding lacrosse for boys, girls

Aug 15 2014 | 5:22 am - St. Charles high schools will debut boys and girls lacrosse as a school sport for the first time in the 2014-15 school year. The sport will increase the district's expenses, but supporters say the athletes will benefit from reduced expenses for...

State investigaton shows facility not at fault in St. Charles drowning

Aug 14 2014 | 5:55 pm - A report by the Illinois Department of Public Health indicates the facility was in good working order and the lifeguards on duty were properly licensed at the time of a 4-year-old’s drowning at a St. Charles country club pool in June.

Kane to spend $200,000 on cross-country track before study

Aug 13 2014 | 6:50 pm - Kane County officials agreed to a somewhat risky move Wednesday by pushing forward with the second phase of engineering on a proposed cross country facility before learning the results of a financial feasibility study. The engineering will cost...

St. Charles school board narrowly OKs property tax increase

Aug 12 2014 | 10:49 am - St. Charles Unit School District 303 school board members came close to rejecting a property tax increase Monday night. But they backed down when learning it would result in increased class sizes.

Kane County reaches into city for its animal control director

Aug 12 2014 | 6:02 pm - Kane County has its first non-interim animal control director in more than two years. Brett Youngsteadt currently earns $67,000 a year as the shelter manager for Chicago’s Animal Care and Control Department. He’ll receive $75,000 for...

Some camp out all night for school supplies at ECC

Aug 10 2014 | 6:39 am - Some people camped outside overnight to get backpacks filled with school supplies that were handed out Saturday at Elgin Community College. “These families wait as long as it takes because they are in need,” ECC Student Life Coordinator...

Fox River fans promote vision for ‘underutilized’ asset

Aug 09 2014 | 8:12 pm - While hundreds of runners, some as young as 13, raced for the finish line of the eighth Bob Leonard River Run/Walk, an enthusiastic group of Fox River fans used the event to promote their vision of how the river can be home to white water rafting,...

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