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 set to keep tax levy flat for 9th straight year

Oct 17 2017 | 12:07 am - The 2017 levy, which is collected in 2018, calls for $12.06 million in property taxes for the operating fund. And because taxable property values are projected to increase by 3.23 percent, the city’s tax rate will drop by about 3 percent.

Kane forest preserve levy rises, but not tax bills

Oct 13 2017 | 3:49 pm - Spending will increase for the Kane County Forest Preserve District operations in 2018. But tax bills won’t increase with it.

Volunteer group to run Settler’s Hill cross country track

Oct 12 2017 | 7:26 pm - Dirt to build a new cross-country track facility on the former Settler’s Hill landfill is starting to pile up, and forest preserve commissioners have now approved an agreement with an outside organization to run and market the facility.

Kane County: Opioid drug manufacturers to blame for drug overdose deaths

Oct 12 2017 | 5:54 am - Kane County will move forward with a lawsuit of opiate drug manufacturers, following in the footsteps of other municipalities across the country.

St. Charles a winner in nationwide beauty contest

Oct 10 2017 | 11:30 am - St. Charles won top award in the nationwide America In Bloom contest last weekend.

Kane County Board passes budget with public safety cuts

Oct 10 2017 | 8:35 pm - A mostly Republican contingent of Kane County Board members Tuesday fought off a last-minute amendment to the 2018 budget that would have avoided public safety cuts.

Kane County state’s attorney mulling run for attorney general

Oct 05 2017 | 8:13 pm - Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon is exploring a run for Illinois attorney general. It would be his first statewide race and the first competitive contest in his political career.

Kane County deficit gone, but not potential problems

Oct 04 2017 | 7:58 pm - The preliminary budget approved by the Kane County Board Wednesday wipes out a $5.9 million deficit heading into 2018. But it’s a problem for Democrats.

Kane County kids walk to school in support of active lifestyles

Oct 03 2017 | 4:46 pm - Kane County elementary and middle school kids will comprise about one-third of all the Illinois students walking to school Wednesday morning as part on international effort focused on fitness.

Will cash-strapped Fox River & Countryside Fire District outsource service?

Oct 02 2017 | 4:22 pm - None of the consequences of the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District’s failed spring tax increase request are good.

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