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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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Elmhurst remembers former longtime Mayor Charles Weigel

Jul 13 2018 | 4:54 pm - Charles “Chuck” Weigel Jr. was one of those World War II generation guys, the kind who never stopped working, who never stopped caring, who never stopped giving. He was a father and a businessman, and for 12 years he was the mayor of...

Aurora could be home to 3-day pride festival next year

Jul 02 2018 | 3:09 pm - The success of Aurora’s inaugural Pride Parade last month has convinced organizers to try something even bigger next year — a three-day Aurora Pride Festival that will include a 5K race, art exhibition and poetry slam along with a...

Elmhurst History Museum curator searching for those ‘Oh, wow’ moments

Jun 28 2018 | 10:21 am - The new curator of exhibits at the Elmhurst History Museum says he wants to tell stories that resonate and make visiors say, “Oh, wow.”

8 tips for enjoying Morton Arboretum's Troll Hunt

Jun 25 2018 | 6:46 am - The Morton Arboretum's Troll Hunt is going to be one of the hot tickets of summer. Here are eight tips for enjoying the display.

Elmhurst taking steps toward first dog park

Jun 13 2018 | 12:34 pm - The Dog Days of August may live up to their name this summer in Elmhurst. That’s when the park district hopes to get its initial peek at a conceptual plan for its first off-leash dog park to be built at the 3.4-acre site of a former trailer...

Flags for Roselle keeps Stars and Stripes flying

May 22 2018 | 2:25 pm - The sight of an American flag flapping in the breeze in the front yard of a Roselle home on Memorial Day gives Kay Cahill a warm feeling.

Pet parade returns to Elmhurst’s Spring Road

May 16 2018 | 1:43 pm - When you’re planning a pet parade, Elmhurst veterinarian Dr. John DeVries will tell you, it’s usually a good idea to expect the unexpected. Like the time some years ago when somebody showed up in the city’s Spring Road business...

Elmhurst park board studying options for Lizzadro Museum site

Apr 26 2018 | 8:16 am - A portion of Elmhurst’s Wilder Park likely will have a new look two years from now, but at this point no one is exactly sure what it might be. The park district board began preliminary talks this week about possible options for the Lizzadro...

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...

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