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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Kane County must make up difference on poor pension investment returns

Jun 29 2016 | 5:58 pm - Pension fund investments failed to meet guaranteed returns by a wide margin last year. Kane County officials must divert more property tax dollars to pay what's owed to its employees.

Should Kane jail inmates be charged rent?

Jun 28 2016 | 10:21 pm - Kane County employee pensions and wealthier jail inmates are in the crosshairs of county officials seeking to close a $4.5 million budget gap for 2017.

Should St. Charles protect Hotel Baker?

Jun 24 2016 | 6:43 pm - A new plan for St. Charles’ First Street project may create a glossy, new competitor for the iconic Hotel Baker

No St. Charles middle school referendum this November

Jun 24 2016 | 6:20 pm - A poll of St. Charles voters shows a November tax increase request would fail.

Popular Kane mountain biking trail will expand

Jun 23 2016 | 12:02 pm - The relationship between the Kane County Forest Preserve District and local mountain bikers has proven so successful that officials are ready to double the size of the most popular off-road biking course in the county near Carpentersville.

Proposed Longmeadow Parkway toll drops in latest Kane County budget plan

Jun 21 2016 | 7:53 pm - Success in getting ouside funding and reducing the costs of the Longmeadow Parkway is fueling a decrease in the expected toll. associated with the project

As massage business violations pile up, St. Charles tweaks city law

Jun 21 2016 | 6:06 am - St. Charles is still tweaking its pioneering massage business laws in efforts to eliminate ongoing problems with the massage industry in town.

Kane County leaders debate public defender staffing

Jun 16 2016 | 4:39 pm - How the pursuit of more public defense attorneys has one Kane County official nervous about wrongful conviction lawsuits.

How feeding the hungry has moved from dented cans to organic farms

Jun 16 2016 | 6:22 pm - Feeding 75,000 a week isn’t about handing the hungry some dented cans at the Northern Illinois Food Bank. From farms to recipes, the food bank is on a mission to provide healthy options.

St. Charles woos Batavia business with property tax rebate

Jun 14 2016 | 9:22 am - St. Charles lures an expanding business out of Batavia with a property tax rebate.

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