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James Fuller

Staff Writer

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:; on Facebook by searching Daily Herald James Fuller; or on Twitter: @DH_JFuller.

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St. Charles aldermen boot local, non-retail employer from downtown

Apr 14 2014 | 11:48 pm - St. Charles aldermen gave a local employer of 150 people an eviction notice from a downtown office space Monday night because the company is not a retail business.

Illinois Tea Party members call for GOP mutiny

Apr 15 2014 | 11:55 pm - A gathering of about 250 people plotted a GOP mutiny in St. Charles. The annual gathering served as a more of a rally to encourage Tea Party adherents to fill as many local Republican precinct committeemen slots as possible. “You want to know...

Kane County Board wants power to remove political appointees

Apr 11 2014 | 5:20 pm - Kane County Board members want the authority to remove appointees to various local boards as well as hold them to a new code of conduct. Members of the county's legislative committee voiced support for pending state legislation that provides for...

Kane Co. forest district eyeing 37 acres in Big Rock

Apr 10 2014 | 12:46 pm - About 37 acres of pristine woodland may soon become property of the Kane County Forest Preserve District with the help of a $389,200 grant from the state. The property is on the far western edge of the county, in the 300-acre Big Rock Creek...

Kane County to focus fed money on foreclosures

Apr 10 2014 | 7:21 pm - Buying, repairing and reselling local foreclosed homes will be the spending focus of $2.59 million in federal money Kane County will receive in 2014. More than half that total will go toward addressing the foreclosure crisis. But local communities...

Pending deal would clear way for Settler’s Hill redevelopment

Apr 09 2014 | 6:48 pm - Waste Management and Kane County officials could ink an agreement next month that will allow golf course improvements and work on a proposed cross country track at the old Setter’s Hill landfill to move forward. County board members viewed...

Raises for Kane County directors wins final approval

Apr 08 2014 | 6:46 pm - Nine top level Kane County employees will receive 5 percent raises this year following a county board vote Tuesday. The vote ends weeks of attacks on the process used to secure the raises, dissension that Chairman Chris Lauzen said ultimately...

Soccer facility near Elgin wins beer battle

Apr 08 2014 | 8:05 pm - Neighbors of a soccer facility in unincorporated Elgin fought against permit changes that would allow for the sale of alcohol at the facility Tuesday. Despite several pages of petitions, they lost. The unanimous support from the Kane County Board...

Kane forest district makes deal with ComEd, may make another

Apr 07 2014 | 9:15 am - The Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve will be home to new ComEd power lines if Kane County Forest Preserve District commissioners get their way, according to a new deal announced last Friday. And with some coaxing by the owners of the Deutsch Dairy...

Rooney death end of multiple eras for St. Charles businessman

Apr 07 2014 | 6:49 pm - On the occassion of Mickey Rooney's death, Ron Onesti recalls several days he spent with the entertainment icon during a tour stop at St. Charles' Arcada Theatre.

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