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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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Kane Co. District 6 Democrat would support tax increase if needed

Sep 22 2016 | 9:35 am - Kane County Board member Brian Dahl says it may be time to unfreeze the county’s property tax levy if budget negotiations and new income can’t eliminate a $5.7 million budget deficit for 2017.

$50 million St. Charles school closing, upgrade could be done without voters' OK

Sep 21 2016 | 11:31 am - St. Charles administrators say they've found a way to close Haines Middle School and upgrade two others — without asking voters for a tax increase.

St. Charles liquor license request renews fears of bar town image

Sep 20 2016 | 12:11 pm - A new craft beer establishment wants to come to St. Charles, but it doesn’t want to serve food. Some aldermen don’t like the message that sends.

Dawn Patrol: Longtime Cook commissioner dies

Sep 19 2016 | 5:56 am -

Cook County commissioner dies

Grease fires damage Naperville apartment, restaurant

Sep 18 2016 | 6:25 pm - The Naperille Fire Department spent Sunday afternoon battling back-to-back grease fires that caused major damage to an apartment and a restaurant. No injuries were reported.

Search continues for missing St. Charles man; note found

Sep 18 2016 | 9:16 pm - The second full day of a mass search for a missing St. Charles man yielded no results Sunday.

Cook County commissioner dies at 79

Sep 18 2016 | 7:37 pm - Longtime Cook County Commissioner Joan Murphy has died.

Top Kane County officials under investigation over law firm hiring

Sep 18 2016 | 9:07 am - Three top Kane County officials are under investigation by their own state's attorney, who says they may have broken the law by hiring an outside law firm.

How St. Charles schools raised $1 million for cancer research

Sep 15 2016 | 10:57 am - By the time more than 100 people line up for 100 kicks at the annual St. Charles East vs. St. Charles North game this week, students will have raised more than $1 million for cancer charities.

St. Charles school drops limits on bathroom breaks

Sep 15 2016 | 6:10 am - Students no longer need a special passport to use the bathroom at Wredling Middle School in St. Charles after parents expressed concerns about unrealistic limits on how often children could go when they really needed to.

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