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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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Kane to investigate disbanding Aurora Election Commission

Jan 22 2015 | 7:37 pm - Kane County officials will consider what must be done to disband the Aurora Election Commission, a task that's already proved difficult even for city of Aurora officials.

Kane Co. to push state for lawsuit fee, juror pay relief

Jan 22 2015 | 12:16 am - Funding a courthouse expansion, creating jobs with a new green energy technology and reversing the looming juror pay increase will be among the top three priories for Kane County Board members this legislative session. The board's Legislative...

Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue wants tax increase

Jan 21 2015 | 5:56 pm - Area residents who receive fire and EMS services from the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District may soon pay more. Trustees met early on Saturday morning to approve the placement of a tax increase referendum on the April ballot.

Kane County morgue expected to reopen soon

Jan 20 2015 | 7:56 am - The Kane County morgue is set to reopen in a few weeks, ending a seven-month relationship with DuPage County that cost about $50,000. The morgue would have reopened this week if not for one final glitch involving damage to the new freezer caused by...

St. Charles schools consider ending class ranking system

Jan 20 2015 | 9:04 pm - St. Charles School District 303 officials will likely abolish the class ranking systems at both of the district's high schools following the 2016 graduating class.

Raises up to $50/day for jurors fuels Kane budget woes

Jan 16 2015 | 5:40 pm - A surprise mandate to give Illinois jurors raises of up to 500 percent is blowing holes in county budgets across the state. Kane County is working to address the surprise, unbudgeted increase.

Sheriff Kramer: I removed federal inmates for officers’ safety

Jan 15 2015 | 7:05 pm - The Kane County jail is too small to safely host the number of federal prisoners it has traditionally housed, according to Sheriff Don Kramer. He told U.S. Marshals to transfer roughly half the inmates, which will result in a minimum $1.4 million...

Geneva courthouse in line for $1.5 million safety upgrade

Jan 14 2015 | 7:48 pm - Convinced by testimony from the Geneva Fire Department and Kane County's chief judge, a committee of Kane County Board members agreed it is finally time to pursue safety upgrades to the historic Third Street Courthouse in Geneva. The project...

St. Charles creating grant program to lure business downtown

Jan 13 2015 | 6:48 am - A new plan would grant would-be St. Charles businesses up to $25,000 to fund building infrastructure improvements if such costs prove an impediment to opening shop in the city's downtown. Aldermen gave a tentative OK Monday and added taverns to the...

Kane colleagues stunned by news of Vazquez’s death

Jan 13 2015 | 6:49 pm - Kane County Board member Jesse B. Vazquez, a senior Democrat on the board, died Monday night. County board members said Vasquez, 51, was the victim of a heart attack.

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