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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District 89 superintendent: No boundary changes for next year

Feb 03 2017 | 4:27 pm - Glen Ellyn Elementary District 89 is preparing to scrap plans to adopt boundary changes for the coming school year and instead focus on possible solutions to overcrowding for 2018-19.

Mayors fight back against merger with Naperville

Jan 06 2017 | 7:14 pm - Four DuPage County mayors will file formal objections to annexation petitions Monday in an effort to block a push to ask voters in Lisle, Warrenville and Woodridge if they want to merge with Naperville.

Effort to merge Lisle, Warrenville and Woodridge with Naperville could appear on ballot

Jan 05 2017 | 5:41 pm - A mysterious push to merge three neighboring towns with Naperville has taken a step forward and could appear as a referendum question on the April 4 ballot.

Lisle, Warrenville residents pushing for annexation to Naperville

Dec 30 2016 | 7:20 pm - Naperville would become a much, much larger city if some residents in at least two neighboring towns have their way. Apparently spurred by the recent emphasis on government consolidation in DuPage County, residents in Lisle and Warrenville are...

New-look Villa Park Library could emerge from April election

Dec 29 2016 | 12:43 pm - Villa Park’s plans for a newer and more useful public library will hinge on whether voters approve a tax increase in the April election.

Warrenville park director retires after 17 years

Dec 22 2016 | 4:54 pm - Diane Dillow is stepping down after 17 years as executive director of Warrenville Park District and will be replaced by Tim Reinbold, the district’s superintendent of recreation.

Winfield District 34 picks new superintendent

Dec 16 2016 | 5:06 pm - Winfield Elementary District 34 names Matt Rich, an assistant superintendent in Downers Grove, as its new superintendent.

Illness forcing Aurora mayor to step down early

Aug 25 2016 | 4:44 pm - Three-term Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner will step down Oct. 30, saying his long-running battle with cancer has begun to take a toll and he no longer can meet the expectations of the job.

Mayors: It’s Hassert — not Hastert — Boulevard

Apr 29 2016 | 8:33 pm - Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar is taking steps to end confusion over the nonexistent connection between Dennis Hastert and Hassert Boulevard.

Inside the College of DuPage meeting to buy out Breuder

Jul 31 2015 | 12:43 pm - An audio recording sent anonymously to the Daily Herald of a Dec. 18 private meeting among College of DuPage trustees indicates strong support for the $762,867 buyout of embattled President Robert Breuder. Even Breuder foe Kathy Hamilton called the...

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