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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14th Congressional candidates take different approach to guns, police violence

Oct 20 2016 | 4:25 pm - How to address the relationship between law enforcement and minority communities is either a function of the economy or better training to the candidates vying for the 14th Congressional District seat.

Kenyon, Barconi having opposing motivations for Kane County Board seat

Oct 19 2016 | 5:23 pm - Mike Kenyon and Jennifer Barconi couldn’t have more different motivations for seeking the seat on the Kane County Board.

Kane County Board won’t wait on Lauzen, backs state’s attorney

Oct 19 2016 | 8:47 am - The responsibility for vetting Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen’s ideas to create new income for the county is firmly in the hands of various committees, a role county board members say they are eager to embrace.

Kane County District 18 candidates have different land development philosophies

Oct 20 2016 | 11:00 am - Candidates for Kane County’s 18th District board seat disagree in their approaches to future development, whether that be the Longmeadow Parkway or bringing a cross-country track to the former Settler’s Hill landfill.

St. Charles students score their best ever on ACT

Oct 17 2016 | 9:14 pm - The most recent graduates of St. Charles’ set an unbeatable ACT score while continuing a unique trend of success with advanced placement classes and tests.

Images: Icons of St. Charles

Oct 12 2016 | 2:44 pm - St. Charles, which is known as the Pride of the Fox, takes much pride in its iconic buildings, institutions and people. Here are some of the city’s one-of-a-kind features.

How Kane County chairman plans to regain authority

Oct 16 2016 | 2:24 pm - Following a public shaming by the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office for alleged illegal hires, county board Chairman Chris Lauzen has a plan to regain his authority and restore his reputation.

14th Congressional candidates debate health care choices

Oct 13 2016 | 8:27 pm - Republican Randy Hultgren and his Democratic opponent in the 14th Congressional District are polar opposites on healthcare policy.

Why Ray Rogina wants another four years as mayor of St. Charles

Oct 12 2016 | 9:57 pm - Ray Rogina listed a series of accomplishments and future goals while announcing the official start of his pursuit of a second term as mayor of St. Charles Wednesday.

Lauzen handing off projects after OKing illegal contracts

Oct 11 2016 | 7:39 pm - In the wake of illegal actions by Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen, county officials will discuss just how much power Lauzen has.

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