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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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Why Kane Co. might strip riverboat gambling money from municipalities

Aug 15 2017 | 5:10 pm - With riverboat gambling proceeds continuing to dwindle, Kane County might consider eliminating grants to municipalities with legal video gambling. It’s a little bit of a do-as-I-say-not-as-I do since the county itself has legal video gambling.

St. Charles rejects annexation on W. Chicago border

Aug 14 2017 | 11:40 pm - St. Charles aldermen are not interested in annexing in property on the West Chicago border unless or until there is a plan to develop the site.

Petula Clark to bring ‘Downtown’ to downtown St. Charles

Aug 14 2017 | 4:48 pm - The most commerical successful female singer in British pop music history is coming to St. Charles in December.

How much should Kane County borrow to build Longmeadow bridge?

Aug 11 2017 | 4:31 pm - With Kane County set to issue $30 million in bonds to build the toll bridge portion of Longmeadow Parkway, some county board members are questioning if the bond sale should be even higher.

Kane Co. officials detail consequences of RTA sales tax raid

Aug 10 2017 | 4:46 pm - The judicial and public safety operations in Kane County have seen falling revenues and increasing costs. County officials are considering a raid of the RTA motor fuel tax.

No cheap solution for overcrowded St. Charles classes

Aug 07 2017 | 11:41 pm - A group of St. Charles school parents learned Monday there is no easy or cheap solution when it comes to fixing class sizes of 28 or 29 students.

Kane Co. to research possible opioid drugmaker lawsuit

Aug 08 2017 | 7:45 pm - The Kane County state’s attorney’s office will take about one month to review the merits of suing opioid drug manufacturers for the costs the county has incurred related to local addiction. Part of that research will involve...

Drug treatment facility lawsuit accuses Kane County of discrimination

Aug 07 2017 | 4:33 pm - The group who wanted to build a drug and alcohol treatment facility near Campton Hills has filed a $68 million federal discrimination lawsuit stemming from Kane County’s rejection of the plans.

Kane County forest district eyeing additional 209 acres

Aug 07 2017 | 4:22 pm - Infused with new cash from its recent referendum to buy land, the Kane County Forest Preserve District is looking to add 209 acres in Sugar Grove, St. Charles, Elgin and Hampshire.

Lauzen urges cuts to cover Kane County’s projected $6 million shortfall

Aug 03 2017 | 7:18 pm - Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen wants officials to think more about 2016 and less about 2018 when it comes to solving a $6 million budget deficit.

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