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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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Space still a concern for coroner before interment of unclaimed cremains

May 24 2017 | 9:54 pm - Thursday will see the entombment of the most recent unclaimed cremains connected to Kane County deaths. The existence and storage of the cremains coming to light continues to unite people with the remains of their loved ones. But it is also a...

Employee who accused Kane County chairman of intimidation gets six-figure separation deal

May 25 2017 | 6:16 am - Kane County officials have agreed to a six-figure separation agreement, with a number of additional sweeteners, for a former employee who filed a federal complaint against county board Chairman Chris Lauzen for intimidation tactics.

Fate of St. Charles beekeeping rules may rest with mayor

May 22 2017 | 11:46 pm - Pending beekeeping rules appear headed for a rare tie vote in St. Charles. The rules have seen a major evolution since their initial proposal.

Goat slaughter sours Kane County panel’s view on couple keeping animals

May 18 2017 | 11:57 pm - It was the shooting, skinning, eating and burning of two goats in the backyard that seemed to be the last straw for Kane County officials looking to end a multiyear feud among neighbors on Willow Creek Drive.

Kane County considering change in age to buy tobacco

May 17 2017 | 5:05 pm - Public health officials in Kane County are pressuring local lawmakers to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21.

Kane County looks to rent utility pole space to cellphone companies

May 16 2017 | 4:46 pm - Kane County will try to rent space on utility poles to cellphone service providers in an attempt to bring in new revenue.

Second Democrat announces bid to unseat Hultgren

May 15 2017 | 11:01 pm - Democrat Jim Walz just lost to Republican Randy Hultgren by more than 60,000 votes in the November contest for the 14th Congressional District. But Walz believes he can transfer the energy progressives have shown at recent public forums and...

Second Democrat announces bid to unseat Hultgren

May 15 2017 | 10:03 pm - Democrat Jim Walz just lost to Republican Randy Hultgren by more than 60,000 votes in the November contest for the 14th Congressional District. But Walz believes he can transfer the energy progressives have shown at recent public forums and...

Kane’s money-saving computer system will cost $80,000 to fix delays

May 12 2017 | 4:11 pm - A computer system designed to save Kane County money will instead cost a bit more, at least in the short term.

Beekeeping: Neighbor nuisance or protected hobby?

May 12 2017 | 5:53 am - St. Charles officials no longer want to license beekeeping. But they do want to stop it from becoming a nuisance.

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