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James Fuller

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Illinois, United States

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  • KaneCounty Chronicle
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Recent articles by James:

Racial division on Elgin police task force cloud final stages of its work

Having debated and voted on some 64 recommendations for how to improve the relationship between minority groups and the Elgin Police Department, the city's citizen's task force on policing is ready to move on to its next phase. → Read More

Elgin mass shooter denied medical release

A gunman who murdered two people and wounded 16 others at an Elgin pub 21 years ago has been denied medical release from prison. → Read More

After nearly 20 years of planning, more than 3,000 homes coming to west side of Elgin

One of the larger housing developments in Elgin's recent history will break ground this fall after 20 years of planning. Once complete, the project, nearly 20 years in the making, will expand the city's west side with more than 3,000 single-family homes and apartments. → Read More

Elgin mass shooter seeks medical release from prison

Victims' families opposed to request. → Read More

Costs to end cash bail in Kane Co. drop, but officials still eyeing possible new sales tax

Kane County will spend the month of June trying to find money to pay for $21.4 million in new judicial system costs coming over the next three fiscal years. The added expense is mostly to hire more county staff to handle the implementation of the state's SAFE-T ACT. → Read More

Facing reelection, Kane County Board shuns raises, but others get pay hikes

Kane County Board Members voted against giving themselves raises, but they did vote to keep the health insurance benefits they receive despite being part-time employees. In a related move, the sheriff, clerk and treasurer will all receive raises and cost-of-living pay increase each of the next four fiscal years. → Read More

With rise in COVID-19 hospital numbers, Kane County officials advise graduation precautions

After a drop in COVID-19 cases to start the spring, Kane County Public Health officials are dealing with an upswing in May that is resulting in hospital stays and calls to take precautions at school graduations. → Read More

Kane County plans to address quality of life, economic needs with remaining COVID-19 funds

Kane County officials have now created a framework for spending the remaining federal COVID-19 relief funds they've received. If all of the individual pieces are approved, county residents could see better water quality, flood relief, new business growth and booming tourism. → Read More

Controversial LIV Golf tournament in Sugar Grove gets mixed support from Kane County

The LIV Golf series is the most controversial name in the sport right now, but an event coming to Sugar Grove received the endorsement of Kane County this week. Some county officials abstained from the vote given the nature of the tournament's funding. → Read More

‘It was straight out of a movie’: Local men recognized by Kane County for heroic efforts

Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain honored the men during the May 10 County Board meeting. → Read More

'It was straight out of a movie': Local men recognized by Kane County for heroic efforts

March was a month for heroism in Kane County as three area residents put their safety on the line to assist sheriff's deputies during two incidents, including one an official described as "straight out of a movie." → Read More

Kane Co. will lower Longmeadow toll in absence of more state help

Kane County's Longmeadow Parkway will fully open in 2023 with a reduced toll but a toll nonetheless. And county residents will now be on the hook for the future maintenance of the 5.6-mile parkway. → Read More

Kane County will lower Longmeadow toll in absence of more state help

Kane County residents will now be on the hook for the future maintenance of the 5.6-mile parkway. → Read More

$25 million project would bring more affordable housing to Elgin area

A pending Elgin development may soon help area houseless people or residents with disabilities seeking affordable housing. → Read More

Why the Kane County sheriff may get a 28% pay raise

An ad hoc committee of Kane County Board members reviewing the compensation of elected officials put informal support behind a 28% raise for Sheriff Ron Hain this week. That would elevate his base pay to $160,000 a year. → Read More

Kane County panel suggests raises for only some leaders while health insurance perk questioned

Kane County Board members may get their first raises in more than a decade, but they could also lose their health insurance benefits in the process. → Read More

Why Kane County will probably move new sales tax ballot question to April

Kane County will likely wait until April 2023 to place a referendum on local ballots seeking the creation of a new sales tax to support justice reforms. → Read More

Kane County credits large budget surplus to 'robust' economy

Kane County officials spent months in the lead up to the 2021 fiscal year trying to balance a budget that forecasted a $14 million deficit stemming from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as officials began to close the books on the 2021 fiscal year this week, the county's ledger shows a $17.5 million surplus. → Read More

Kane County credits large budget surplus to 'robust' economy

Kane County officials spent months in the lead up to the 2021 fiscal year trying to balance a budget that forecasted a $14 million deficit stemming from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as officials began to close the books on the 2021 fiscal year this week, the county's ledger shows a $17.5 million surplus. → Read More

Thieves targeting catalytic converters in Elgin

Elgin is experiencing a three-fold increase in catalytic converter thefts this year compared to 2021. The crimes are part of a national problem, but Elgin Police Chief Ana Lalley said Friday there are simple measures everyone can adopt to curb the problem. → Read More