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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 looking for buyer for building next to Arcada

Mar 28 2017 | 12:03 pm - St. Charles officials will put the former George’s Sporting Goods building up for sale, but they have very specific conditions for any would-be buyer.

St. Charles planning 12 road repair projects

Mar 28 2017 | 5:21 pm - St. Charles officials have $2.58 million worth of road work planned for this summer. But some aldermen believe the 12 projects don’t accomplish enough.

Major school projects to begin in St. Charles

Mar 23 2017 | 11:36 pm - A series of major St. Charles school constrution projects will begin next week.

Why video gambling will likely remain legal in St. Charles regardless of April election

Mar 22 2017 | 10:02 am - Three out of four candidates on the ballot for St. Charles alderman support video gambling in the city

Des Plaines gas station robbed with machete

Mar 20 2017 | 5:15 pm - Des Plaines police are searching for a pair of armed robbers

Des Plaines man charged in Niles shooting

Mar 20 2017 | 9:42 pm - A Des Plaines man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after a confrontation outside tavern in Niles that turned violent.

St. Charles says final goodbye to slain twins

Mar 17 2017 | 7:21 pm - One week after the murder of Brittany and Tiffany Coffland, St. Charles residents gathered at a church service to say goodbye to the St. Charles East High School juniors.

What will Kane County forest district’s $50 million buy?

Mar 16 2017 | 3:48 pm - A look at how the Kane County Forest Preserve District would spend the proceeds of is pending $50 million referendum

St. Charles PTO members express concerns about school safety

Mar 15 2017 | 6:09 pm - The loss of two St. Charles East students in a community tragedy last week fueled questions about school safety at a candidate forum Wednesday.

Kane County keeps impact fee despite plea from Elgin

Mar 14 2017 | 4:27 pm - Kane County Board members had a chance to eliminate impact fees that Elgin Chamber of Commerce officials labeled as a local job killer Tuesday. Instead, the board a approved a 10 percent reduction in the fees.

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