Fittest loser

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 says no to drive-through grocery

Apr 24 2014 | 8:43 am - St. Charles aldermen spike a local businessman's plan to bring a new drive-through grocery store to the city this week. They liked the concept of the store but not the idea that beer and wine could also be obtained while sitting in your car. Now the...

Charlestowne Mall owners want $20M in incentives

Apr 22 2014 | 5:27 am - St. Charles aldermen tentatively agreed Monday to give developers of the former Charlestowne Mall the largest incentive package in the city's recent history. The plan rebates up to $20 million in sales taxes to the developers to cover...

St. Charles zoning changes to provide space for medical marijuana

Apr 22 2014 | 5:55 pm - St. Charles aldermen are set to approve zoning changes that would allow a medical marijuana dispensary and/or cultivation center to open shop in an industrial strip along the east side of the city. Plan commission members wanted to expand the area...

Average Kane County tax bill to fall for first time in recent history

Apr 18 2014 | 10:10 am - For the first in at least 15 years, the average Kane County property tax bill will decrease this year. It’s a small decrease, but the impact of the retirement or refinancing of a large chunk of bond debt in Elgin is so large that tax bills...

St. Charles boasts iconic riverfront buildings, beautiful views

Apr 11 2014 | 1:22 pm - More than a decade ago, a group of residents with a passion for the Fox River joined with St. Charles officials to create a master plan that would transform the city from a place by a river into a place where people flock to enjoy the river. But...

Kane Co. officials urge school closings on election days

Apr 18 2014 | 5:07 pm - Kane County leaders will back pending state legislation that would encourage schools to either close or host institute days on election day. Supporters say keeping students out of the buildings when the public is voting is safer and cheaper.

Kane Co. GOP selects Hartwell as new party chairman

Apr 16 2014 | 10:40 pm - Kane County Republicans elected Tom Hartwell as their new party chairman Wednesday night, the third person to hold the gavel in as many conventions. “For too long, too much of our energy here in Kane County has been focused inward on our...

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...

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