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 school board shoots down spending limit increase

Dec 02 2016 | 11:30 am - St. Charles school district administrators wanted the ability to spend up to $25,000 without school board approval. But school board members, perhaps prepping for the April election, shot down the request in the name of being fiscally conservative.

Kane County board calls for transparency, trust on bonuses

Nov 30 2016 | 4:12 pm - Kane County Board members will ask fellow elected officials to voluntarily report their lump-sum or bonus payments to employees.

Kane Co. forest district could ask voters for $50 million

Nov 29 2016 | 7:08 pm - Kane County Forest Preserve District commissioners may put a $50 million tax increase question on April ballots. An outside poll indicates it would pass with ease. The district is out of cash to buy any more open space.

St. Charles leaf collection program to continue a week

Nov 28 2016 | 11:08 pm - Unusually warm weather will force St. Charles to dip into reserve funds to the tune of six figures just to clear the city of leaves.

Local Cubans yearn for democratic, entrepreneurial state following death of Castro

Nov 26 2016 | 11:47 pm - With the death of Fidel Castro, Cuban natives and local business leaders see best chance yet for entry into an isolated nation.

Glenbard high schools celebrate centennial with 100 years of memories

Nov 26 2016 | 6:22 pm - Glenbard High School District 87 officials celebrated 100 years of educational offerings in the district Saturday with a montage of photos and memorabilia.

Officials identify Huntley crash victim

Nov 25 2016 | 1:27 pm - Officials have released the identity of the Woodstock man killed in a crash in Huntley Wednesday.

Kane board members fear Lauzen retribution in appointments

Nov 23 2016 | 12:07 am - The otherwise mundane selection of Kane County Board leadership has an unprecedented level of angst this year, as several board members say they are on high alert for possible retribution for not standing behind Chairman Chris Lauzen through his...

Treatment center near Campton Hills gets another final vote

Nov 17 2016 | 5:41 pm - The outcome of Kane County’s reconsideration of permitting a drug treatment center near Campton Hills may look a lot different the second time around.

Still a lot to settle for Settler’s Hill cross-country facility

Nov 15 2016 | 10:38 pm - It’s been roughly a year since plans to transform the former Settler’s Hill landfill into a regional cross-country attraction received public discussion. Even if it gets a thumbs-up from the Illinois EPA, skepticism remains about the...

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