James Kane

Deputy City Editor
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James Kane is deputy city editor for the Cook County staff of the Daily Herald. Since 2007, he has been supervising reporters on the Cook staff and editing copy for the news and neighbor sections. His prior duties at the Daily Herald include serving as editor of the award-winning business section for many years.

He started working with the Daily Herald in 1988 as a business reporter and became Business Editor in 1989.

Before joining the Daily Herald, his jobs included being business editor of The Times in Hammond, Ind.; a reporter for the Chicago Tribune; and reporter for the Quad-City Times in Davenport, Iowa.

Kane graduated from North Central College in Naperville and received a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. He is married and the father of two adult daughters and an adult son.

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Elk Grove mayor says industrial park is booming

May 24 2016 | 5:29 pm - Elk Grove Village’s industrial park continues to boom in a big turnaround from seven years ago, Mayor Craig Johnson said in his state of the village address to the GOA Regional Business Association.

Wheeling, school board compromise on crossing guard costs

Apr 22 2016 | 9:14 pm - The Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 school board Thursday agreed to split the cost of crossing guard services at five district intersections with the village of Wheeling.

Mount Prospect school survey finds some support for tax increase

Mar 20 2016 | 10:49 am - A Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 community survey found some support for exploring a referendum to better fund schools, with 63 percent of school parents and 42 percent of non-parents agreeing.

Police arrest boy, 16, after extensive graffiti damage to Buffalo Grove parks

Mar 11 2016 | 3:47 pm - Buffalo Grove police have arrested a 16-year-old Buffalo Grove boy in connection with extensive graffiti vandalism at Buffalo Grove parks.

Mount Prospect girl’s cancer fight inspires blanket-making effort

Feb 15 2016 | 5:57 pm - Eight-year-old Lauren Graver’s brave fight against cancer inspired teachers and students at Lions Park Elementary School in Mount Prospect to make Knots of Love blankets to support other children in their fight. “We are so thrilled to...

Des Plaines hospital adds outpatient program for troubled veterans

Jan 17 2016 | 6:46 pm - Chicago Behavioral Hospital, which 15 months ago took over Maryville Behavioral Health Hospital in Des Plaines, has spent millions of dollars to modernize the new Extra Mile Veteran Care center on the campus.

Images: Icons of Streamwood

Nov 20 2015 | 2:06 pm - We roamed around Streamwood, taking photos of things that caught our eye. Big and small, obvious and obscure, the images are identifiable to Streamwood. Visual delights include the expansive and ornate veterans memorial, winding streets, woods,...

Latino Summit at Harper aims to inspire high school students

Nov 20 2015 | 6:16 pm - Nearly 500 students — most of them high school freshmen from 13 schools in the Northwest suburbs — at the Latino Summit at Harper College, listening to the story of a man who escaped from Cuba at age 16 to make his fortune here.

National Prescription Drug ‘Take-Back’ coming Saturday

Sep 24 2015 | 8:43 pm - Finding a place to turn in unused prescription medicines, can be a headache. The 10th National Prescription Drug “Take-Back” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at many suburban police departments, makes it easy.

INfrequently Asked Questions: Tattoo artist says it’s skin crack

Sep 12 2015 | 10:16 am - Why do people get a tattoo? Or a dozen of them? "It’s like a legal drug, skin crack. … Once you get started, it’s hard to stop,” says Des Plaines tattoo artist Kurt Jacobsen in INfrequently Asked Questions.

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