Bob Smith

DuPage County Editor
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Bob Smith is the city editor in the Daily Herald's DuPage County office. He helps oversee the day-to-day operation of the DuPage newsroom, helps organize coverage for both the print and web editions, and works closely with the DuPage Editor, assistant city editors, reporters, photographers and interns.

He has helped oversee the Daily Herald's coverage of a wide range of stories, from the Marilyn Lemak murders to Evan Lysacek Day in Naperville. Smith joined the Daily Herald in 1994 as an assistant city editor after working for the Beacon News in Aurora, Daily Journal in Wheaton and Press Publications in Elmhurst.

A graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, he grew up in Elmhurst, graduated from York High School, and has lived in Villa Park, Glendale Heights and Carol Stream.

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Study: Elmhurst can support $25 million performing arts center

Jan 15 2018 | 1:59 pm - Elmhurst and the surrounding area can support a 50,000-square-foot performing arts and conference center with an estimated $25 million price tag, according to a study released this week by the not-for-profit Elmhurst Centre for the Performing Arts.

New 5-year contract for teachers in Keeneyville District 20

Dec 05 2017 | 1:56 pm - Teachers in Keeneyville Elementary District 20 have a new five-year contract that’s retroactive to the start of the school year, officials said Tuesday.

Elmhurst students show gratitude to troops serving overseas

Nov 29 2017 | 10:38 am - The principal of Elmhurst’s Jackson Elementary School thought it would be nice if students made some cards for our troops serving overseas. But even she didn’t expect this response.

Revamped Lisle Turkey Bowl still fights MS

Nov 29 2017 | 10:42 am - Lisle’s Brian Quick and his buddies have taken their fundraising efforts to fight MS from the touch football field to the bowling alley.

Itasca teacher inspires students to change the world

Nov 22 2017 | 10:13 am - How one second-grade teacher in Itasca came to believe that 7-year-olds can change the world. And how they responded by proving her right.

Libertyville teacher shares Aurora stage with Kristin Chenoweth

Nov 08 2017 | 6:31 pm - How Libertyville teacher Allison Zabelin went from her second row seat to singing on stage with Kristin Chenoweth at Aurora’s Paramount Theatre.

Naperville’s Santa House already taking shape

Nov 07 2017 | 5:12 pm - This is the time of year when Santa’s elves are busy making toys and the Big Man himself is overseeing preparations for his hectic trip around the world.

How Turkey Bowl for MS went from gridiron to bowling alley

Nov 02 2017 | 12:00 pm - Brian Quick and his buddies have been playing touch football on the day after Thanksgiving for more than 40 years to raise money to help his sister and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Now he’s taking a new approach to the Turkey Bowl: bowling.

Neuqua Valley principal wins national recognition for leadership

Oct 25 2017 | 1:00 pm - Neuqua Valley High School Principal Robert McBride is among eight educators nationwide to receive this year’s Terrel H. Bell Award for outstanding school leadership, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said Wednesday.

Bensenville’s tree program aims for bigger, stronger canopy

Oct 19 2017 | 10:40 am - In the wake of the Emerald Ash Borer beetle invasion that claimed more than 1,200 trees in Bensenville, the village is in the midst of a long-term project to both restore its urban canopy and make it bigger and stronger.

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