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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Prospect students show school spirit by volunteering

Oct 01 2016 | 4:59 pm - About 350 students from Prospect High School in Mount Prospect volunteered to spend several hours Saturday helping out on projects at 15 different sites in the area.

Local brewery will provide beer for Buffalo Grove Days

Aug 04 2016 | 7:54 pm - Buffalo Grove Days is showing a little hometown favoritism in its selection of what brew to feature at the five-day festival. The Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce has selected Prairie Krafts Brewery, the town’s only...

Ill. Hwy. 83 reopens in Elk Grove Village after wires repaired

Jul 23 2016 | 5:37 pm - Downed electrical wires blocked Ill. Hwy. 83 at Devon Avenue in Elk Grove Village for about seven hours Saturday.

Park Ridge girl, 7, dies after becoming ill at cheer camp at Maine South

Jun 28 2016 | 5:17 pm - A 7-year-old Park Ridge girl died Monday after becoming ill at the 2nd-­5th grade Summer Cheer Camp at Maine South High School, Maine Township High School District 207 said in a news release Tuesday.

Orchestra tackles complicated work for anniversary concert

Jun 27 2016 | 8:55 am - For its 10th anniversary, the Northwest Festival Orchestra is working with a children’s chorus to perform Gustav Mahler’s “Third Symphony.”

RotaryFest returns to Elk Grove Village Wednesday

Jun 13 2016 | 12:28 pm - RotaryFest, the first big festival of summer in the Northwest suburbs opens Wednesday, June 15, and runs through Sunday, June 19, at Lions Park in Elk Grove Village,

Crystal Lake motorcyclist stable after Algonquin accident

Jun 04 2016 | 5:25 pm - A Crystal Lake motorcyclist was listed in stable condition Saturday at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge after a serious accident Friday night that left Algonquin Road in Algonquin closed for 3½ hours while police investigated,...

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.

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