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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Road smoother for a drug rehab center near Campton Hills?

Nov 23 2015 | 11:43 pm - A pending drug treatment facility found a smoother path toward opening just outside Campton Hills Monday night after Kane County's zoning panel shunned an attempt to force a supermajority vote by the county board.

Fox River fire district examining alternative to tax hike

Nov 24 2015 | 9:12 pm - Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District residents may not see a tax increase referendum until 2017, and possibly not at all, if trustees can find a way to rework staffing to cut costs. A decision on such a vote likely will come next month.

Kane County coroner changes death ruling in cold case

Nov 21 2015 | 12:23 am - A full 1,565 days after the death of Emma Mebane, her parents say they received the 19-year-old’s appropriate cause of death from the Kane County coroner’s office.

Twice as many animals euthanized this year at Kane Co. shelter

Nov 20 2015 | 9:57 am - Kane County Animal Control didn't hit its goal of seeing every animal it takes in leave while still alive this year. The shelter still put down about 17 percent of the animals it brought in.

New Kane website allows for local health data comparisons

Nov 18 2015 | 6:10 pm - Kane County unveiled a new data website Wednesday that will allow residents to view the health levels and needs dissected down to the ZIP code level. County officials plan to use the site and the data as a way to allow the public to keep them...

Battle begins again over drug treatment center near Campton Hills

Nov 18 2015 | 12:46 am - The first step in a second battle between Campton Hills residents and a drug and alcohol treatment center that wants to locate on the village's outskirts began Tuesday night. The county's zoning board of appeals is tasked with determining how many...

St. Charles schools turn to park district for help with Norris Rec Center

Nov 16 2015 | 10:41 pm - St. Charles Unit District 303 officials are turning to the St. Charles Park District for help in bringing new life to the Norris Recreation Center.

Russell cuts personal check to repay county credit card purchases

Nov 12 2015 | 6:27 pm - Kane County Coroner Rob Russell cut a personal check from his family's bank account to repay promotional item purchases funded with a county credit card. Russell did not admit any wrongdoing but said the repayment was an effort to end the discussion...

Burlington horse therapy business moves to Hampshire over new ComEd lines

Nov 11 2015 | 10:09 pm - A Burlington business facing closure as a result of the approval of ComEd's Grand Prairie Gateway project has found new life in Hampshire.

Kane forest board overturns its tax levy hike

Nov 10 2015 | 5:05 pm - Kane County Forest Preserve District commissioners gave local taxpayers an unexpected break Tuesday in voting to freeze the district's tax levy for a fourth straight year. The move was a last-minute switch from a budget commissioners had just...

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