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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St. Charles schools budget awaits state education funding decisions

May 31 2016 | 3:54 pm - The new budget for St. Charles schools awaits the impact of state budget impasse.

Elgin pays tribute to Pearl Harbor casualties

May 30 2016 | 5:00 pm - Elgin’s annual Memorial Day Program at Bluff City Cemetery paid tribute to local WWII veterans Monday, including two who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

St. Charles schools looks at how to pay for turf fields at high schools

May 27 2016 | 12:01 am - Athletic boosters at St. Charles’ high schools want new turf fields. But they’ll cost $1 million each. So they want to sell ad placements at the outdoor fields to help raise the cash. School board members aren’t sure they like...

St. Charles teacher logs 8 mini-triathlons in one day to set healthy example for students

May 26 2016 | 12:13 pm - Jason Yeates, a special education science teacher at St. Charles North High School, completed eight consecutive mini-triathlons in one day to show students he doesn’t just preach health in the classroom. He lives it.

Smaller Pheasant Run will remain open for business in St. Charles

May 26 2016 | 3:27 pm - Pheasant Run, one of the best known businesses in St. Charles, will remain open after coming to terms with DuPage Airport

Will income, spending pressure force different approach to Kane tax freeze?

May 25 2016 | 2:41 pm - Pressures are building against Kane County’s push to maintain a frozen tax levy

St. Charles embraces rowing club with new boat dock

May 24 2016 | 2:42 pm - Saint Charles Rowing Club finds new life in a pending deal that would create a boat dock beneath the Red Gate Bridge

St. Charles riverwalk plan’s feasibility put to test

May 23 2016 | 11:41 pm - A $113,000 feasibility study will determine if white water rafting can become reality in St. Charles

Lauzen reinforces Longmeadow support in State of Kane County address

May 20 2016 | 3:39 pm - Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen gives full support to Longmeadow Parkway ... even the toll portion.

Kane County election director quits

May 19 2016 | 2:36 pm - Kane County’s director of elections resigned, creating some concern about being ready for a November election with an expected historic turnout.

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