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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Pomp, circumstance in Naperville Walmart aisles for first Training Academy

Apr 05 2018 | 5:04 pm - It was, in many ways, a typical graduation ceremony. A parade of grads in caps and gowns, certificates of completion, friends and family snapping pictures. The only difference was the location: Instead of a school, this ceremony was in the aisles of...

7 questions with ‘This is Us’ star Chrissy Metz

Apr 04 2018 | 11:59 am - Actress Chrissy Metz, one of the stars of TV’s “This is Us,” will be in Naperville this week to meet with roughly 700 fans, participate in an hourlong Q&A and promote her new book, “This Is Me.” She talked with the...

Keeneyville picks Loyola grad as new superintendent

Mar 23 2018 | 3:38 pm - Omar Castillo is having a darn good week. As a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, he is, of course, thrilled by the Ramblers run to the Elite Eight in the NCAA basketball tournament. He’s also pretty psyched about his new job as...

Why DuPage Democrats may ask some county board nominees to drop out of race

Mar 12 2018 | 3:41 pm - To improve its chances of getting candidates elected to the GOP-dominated DuPage County Board, the local Democratic Party could ask some of its nominees to step aside before the November election.

Elmhurst residents can hear plans for new performing arts center

Feb 26 2018 | 12:03 pm - Elmhurst-area residents interested in learning more about a proposed $25 million downtown performing arts and conference center will have two chances in coming weeks.

Study: Elmhurst can support $25 million performing arts center

Jan 15 2018 | 2:59 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 | 2:56 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 | 11:38 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 | 11:42 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 | 11:13 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.

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