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 the average tax bill is set to drop $670 for District 303 homeowners

Dec 12 2017 | 10:11 am - The retirement of a major portion of St. Charles school construction debt allowed board members to approve a levy with a big tax decrease Monday.

More spending to get Longmeadow Parkway going approved

Dec 12 2017 | 4:23 pm - Votes on a series of contracts involving the Longmeadow Parkway will take construction up to both sides of the Fox River, leaving only the controversial toll bridge left to build.

Third time the charm for Fox River & Countryside fire district referendum?

Dec 08 2017 | 2:00 pm - Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District officials will try to sway voters into a tax increase this March. Voters have continually rejected such requests by the district.

Kane County Republicans pick Ken Shepro as new leader

Dec 07 2017 | 7:38 pm - Ken Shepro, the longtime chairman of the St. Charles Republicans, was chosen to lead the Kane County GOP. But can he unite the party’s warring factions?

St. Charles mayor sticks with ruling that may close spa

Dec 01 2017 | 4:21 pm - St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina announced he still believes there is enough evidence to close a local spa where an undercover sting resulted in a prostitution arrest earlier this year.

Customers save victim stuck in St. Charles car wash machinery

Nov 29 2017 | 2:25 pm - Karlos Ingram and Martha Rossdahl are two people to be thankful for following their actions to save a person caught in heavy machinery.

Real ID: Why you might soon need a passport even for domestic flights

Nov 27 2017 | 4:18 pm - Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham is urging local residents to apply for passports just in case they find themselves unable to board airplanes in a couple of months. The travel problems may arise because Illinois is not yet in compliance with the...

Contested races expected in Kane, McHenry counties after first day of filing

Nov 27 2017 | 6:17 pm - Kane and McHenry counties will see several contested races this election season after candidates lined up for the first day of filing Monday.

St. Charles will invest in Arcada neighbor in hopes of keeping theater open

Nov 27 2017 | 3:42 pm - St. Charles officials will repair the roof of the former George’s Sporting Good store rather than sell the building. The move is visible evidence of ongoing discussions to keep the Arcada Theater’s doors open.

St. Charles offers plenty of help for seniors, from guides to service officers

Nov 23 2017 | 1:50 pm - St. Charles has an aging population, but a city task force has determined there is no need to revive the former senior commission.

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