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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Chicago women’s march draws huge crowd day after inauguration

Jan 21 2017 | 7:37 pm - A larger-than-expected crowd turned out for the The Women’s March on Chicago Saturday. Organizers canceled the marching portion, but the majority of protestors went along the route anyway.

Hultgren renews push for global human sex trafficking crackdown

Jan 19 2017 | 4:42 pm - There’s new life for a bill authored by Congressman Randy Hultgren that would work to reduce human sex trafficking in the U.S. and around the world.

Survey shows record District 303 satisfaction, but middle schools lag

Jan 17 2017 | 11:52 pm - A new St. Charles school survey shows record satisfaction levels in a number of areas but a notable drop in some middle school scores.

Roof fire at St. Charles business causes $7,000 in damage.

Jan 16 2017 | 6:14 pm - No injuries, minor damage in St. Charles fire Monday morning.

Few details revealed in testimony on proposed drug treatment facility

Jan 12 2017 | 11:48 pm - Little clarity arose from the public testimony of a key figure behind the push to bring a drug treatment facility to a property just outside Campton Hills.

How Fox River & Countryside fire tax bills could double in April

Jan 13 2017 | 2:46 pm - Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District trustees need more money to fund equipment replacement and staffing upgrades.

How St. Charles District 303 will decide if it really needs to borrow $20M

Jan 12 2017 | 11:40 am - St. Charles school officials agreed this week to borrow up to $20 million for a variety of improvements.

St. Charles East reopens after illness outbreak

Jan 12 2017 | 9:39 am - School officials will reopen St. Charles East High School following an illness outbreak. It’s just in time for the start of final exams.

New pitch made for drug, alcohol treatment center near Campton Hills

Jan 10 2017 | 11:45 pm - A company hoping to build a drug treatment facility outside Campton Hills made new promises to the Kane County zoning board for a successful operation. But even county staff doubted those promises could be kept at a hearing Tuesday night.

Affordable housing fee could stymie upscale housing project in St. Charles

Jan 10 2017 | 12:33 am - A never-utilized St. Charles ordinance designed to make developers pay a fee if they don’t provide affordable housing may block a major apartment complex

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