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James Kane

Deputy City Editor
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James Kane is assistant 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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Great Lakes soldiers find Thanksgiving home in Palatine

Nov 21 2014 | 1:18 pm - Some 34 Great Lakes sailors will find a home away from home Thursday at American Legion Post 690 in Palatine, thanks to the organizing efforts of program chair Cindy Altenbach. “Boot camp is tough,” said Altenbach of the new recruits,...

Metra back to normal after train hits Hinsdale bridge

Jun 28 2014 | 6:00 pm - A double-decker freight train struck a wood beam hanging down from an overpass Saturday morning near Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale, causing Metra delays on the BNSF Line operating from Aurora to Chicago.

Rolling Meadows chamber hands out awards

May 30 2014 | 10:24 am - The Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce handed out six awards Thursday night its 2014 Circle of Success Recognition Dinner. “We are proud to call Rolling Meadows home,” said Rebecca Darr, CEO of WINGS, who was one of the award winners.

Local students laud learning experiences at Honeywell space camp

Mar 31 2014 | 3:13 pm - Nine high school students from the North and West suburbs who attended a week-long camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., say it helped teach them leadership skills and how to work together with people from around the world. The...

Mt. Prospect igloo becomes family affair

Feb 17 2014 | 2:41 pm - For the Grahn family in Mount Prospect, winter boredom turned into one giant project — a 3,600 pound igloo in the front yard made out of 600 six-pound blocks of colored ice. Mary Grahn, who lives on the 1300 block of East Thayer Street, said...

Northwest Festival Orchestra to celebrate Verdi, Wagner birthdays

Nov 15 2013 | 1:13 pm - In 1813, two composers were born, one in Germany, the other in Italy, who would transform opera and remain titans of the form 200 years later. The bicentennial is sparking performances of the works of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner around the...

Political group rallies on bridges to call for impeachment of Obama

Aug 07 2013 | 4:39 pm - Protesters gathered on the overpass above I-290/Route 53 to solicit support for the movement to impeach President Obama. The gathering was part of a national wave of protests Tuesday to get the president out of office. "I know that's difficult, but...

"Jew in the City" creator coming to Northbrook Theatre

Jul 16 2013 | 1:27 pm - Allison Josephs, whose "Jew in the City" YouTube videos have garnered more than 1 million views, is making her first Chicago area appearance July 21, at Northbrook Theatre."I really jumped on the YouTube train pretty early on," she says, in an...

Five charged with felonies after Streamwood shooting party

Jun 13 2013 | 6:00 pm - Streamwood police initially called with a report of a loud party found after investigation that people at the party taking target practice with a .22 caliber revolver had hit two neighboring homes, according to police reports. One bullet traveled...

Mt. Prospect police break up fencing operation

May 24 2013 | 7:05 pm - What started with a shoplifting arrest last November in Mount Prospect has ended with charges against three people who police say were running a ring, buying and selling more than $100,000 in stolen property.

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