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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Cougars say later curfew would ensure more fireworks shows

Feb 21 2018 | 6:16 pm - The Kane County Cougars would like to extend their 10:30 pm. curfew in Geneva to ensure fireworks shows.

Officials: Kane County less safe without GPS monitoring

Feb 15 2018 | 6:58 pm - Kane County’s chief judge, state’s attorney and sheriff asked county board members to consider forming a task force to restore an electronic monitoring program that used to provide a safety net for domestic violence victims. The board...

Some Kane County Board members question Lauzen’s reimbursement request

Feb 14 2018 | 7:56 pm - Some Kane County Board members not happy with chairman’s reimbursement request.

Kane County may revive 24-hour monitoring program, but Lauzen leery

Feb 13 2018 | 6:04 pm - Unspent and newly found millions may allow for the return of a monitoring program for criminal defendants in Kane County.

Kane County clerk hopefuls at odds over Aurora Election Commission

Feb 11 2018 | 11:41 pm - The Kane County clerk and his primary challenger have different views on the office’s readiness to take over the duties of the Aurora Election Commission.

Kane County considers how to spend extra $4.5 million

Feb 09 2018 | 8:22 pm - Lawsuit payments and settlements are on the rise in Kane County, accounting for nearly $4 million in expenses in 2017. The cost has put a strain on the reserves used to pay for lawsuits not covered by insurance. But county officials have found...

Chairman Lauzen backing some Democrats in Kane board races

Feb 07 2018 | 8:12 pm - Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen supporting some Democrats to oust others.

Challenger says ethics an issue in Kane clerk’s race

Feb 06 2018 | 10:11 am - Is Kane County clerk’s race a question of ethics? To the challenger it is.

Kane County ends 2017 with $1.9M budget surplus

Feb 01 2018 | 9:04 am - Kane County received two pieces of positive financial news in a series of reports Wednesday that have ramifications for the past, present and future.

Kane forest deals will advance efforts to remove dam, causeway

Jan 25 2018 | 5:24 pm - Progress toward removing the Carpentersville Dam and Fabyan Forest Preserve Causeway in Geneva will come, as Kane County Forest Preserve District officials moved toward renewing a $3.5 million agreement with the state to fund both projects.

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