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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Barrier to bringing white water rapids to St. Charles shrinks

May 03 2016 | 7:20 pm - A $1 million feasibility study has been one of the biggest barriers to bringing white water rafting and kayaking to the Fox River in St. Charles. But fans have found someone to do the study for about one-tenth the price.

St. Charles Park District takes over Norris Recreation Center

May 02 2016 | 6:05 pm - The St. Charles Park District plans to transform the Norris Recreation Center into at least a break-even operation. Failing finances resulted in the dissolution of the Norris Recreation Center Board that ran the facility since 1986.

Kane County bow hunting to continue, possibly expand

Apr 29 2016 | 3:18 pm - Limited bow hunting of deer in Kane County forest preserves will continue. The popularity of the program has forest preserve district officials contemplating extending hunting into additional preserves.

Kane County forest budget ‘thin’ but balanced

Apr 26 2016 | 11:27 pm - New Kane County Forest District budget is balanced but lean in response to flat property tax levy commitment by commissioners in November.

Kane County rejects pay raises but circuit clerk continues push

Apr 27 2016 | 6:10 pm - Most Kane County elected officials will not receive raises following the November election. But at least one official isn’t giving up hopes for a pay increase.

Survey will be final piece of St. Charles school referendum decision

Apr 26 2016 | 12:47 am - Only 17 St. Charles school district taxpayers who don’t have kids in the system showed up at recent public forums on a pending middle school referendum. The district will pay $12,000 for a professional poll that will provide a representative...

Wright farmhouse in Kane makes national historic register

Apr 23 2016 | 5:48 am - Kane County has a new addition to its roster of about 70 properties on the National Register of Historic Places. The Muirhead farmhouse was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and recently spared from encroachment by a ComEd project.

St. Charles school referendum forums close with mixed preferences

Apr 21 2016 | 11:43 pm - The final St. Charles forum on a pending middle school referendum sent a mixed message to school board members about how much and how expensive a change taxpayers will support at Thompson Middle School.

Kane Co. property tax bills coming soon: Average increase 1%

Apr 20 2016 | 8:57 pm - Kane County property tax bills will be mailed April 27. The aveage increase is $53, about 1 percent.

Kane County leaders’ possible raises: 10 to 33 percent

Apr 19 2016 | 7:04 pm - Possible raises for eight Kane County officials would range from a $35,000 increase for the county board chairman to $8,822 increases for the coroner and auditor.

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