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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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Villa Park’s Oktoberfest features music, talent competition and an alligator

Sep 02 2014 | 3:48 pm - Forget for a moment that Villa Park's Oktoberfest celebration is in September and instead focus on all the cool things it features: bands, a talent contest, kids' activities and, yes, even an alligator named Bubba.

West Chicago Park District ready to show off 70,000-square-foot, $15.5M indoor rec center

Sep 02 2014 | 3:08 pm - West Chicago Park District residents will get a sneak peek Sept. 6 at their sparking new 70,000-square-foot, $15.5 million ARC Center in Reed-Keppler Park. Officials say it's the first indoor recreation center in the district's history -- and...

Winfield’s Good Old Days features music, food, games

Aug 29 2014 | 9:56 pm - Winfield’s Good Old Days is more than a four-day party to celebrate the end of summer, Tony Reyes says. It’s also a link that connects generations of residents, something that brings friends and neighbors together and gives them a...

Downers Grove man perfect choice to represent Illinois at Special Olympics

Jun 12 2014 | 11:08 am - Jeff Osowski says he was "shocked" when he learned he had been selected for the golf team competing in next week's Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey. But those who know the Downers Grove man say he shouldn't be surprised because Jeff is not...

For peer coach, unified soccer team an ‘eye-opening experience’

Jun 12 2014 | 11:05 am - Juan Laverde never gave much thought to the athletic aspirations of youngsters with intellectual disabilities. Then he got involved in some eye-opening programs at Neuqua Valley High School and in Special Olympics and discovered just how much some...

Sprinkler system helps contain Lombard warehouse fire

Jun 11 2014 | 10:29 am - A sprinkler system helped knock down a fire that caused roughly $10,000 damage early Wednesday morning at a manufacturing building on the 1100 block of North Garfield Street in Lombard, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the fire, which...

District 93 students growing both plants and relationships

May 09 2014 | 4:18 pm - Sometimes you plant seedlings to watch flowers or vegetables grow. And sometimes you plant seedlings to watch children grow. There was a little of both going on Thursday when eighth-graders from Stratford Middle School in Bloomingdale spent part of...

Naperville photographer David Neesley captures stunning views of lunar eclipse

May 08 2014 | 10:59 am - At first glance, it kind of looks like a pearl necklace against a velvet background. Then you get in a little closer and you say, wait a minute, what exactly is that? And then you discover it’s a composite of pictures of a lunar eclipse and...

DuPage businessman helping inner-city community center

Apr 19 2014 | 12:42 am - A DuPage County businessman is sponsoring a fundraiser in Lisle to generate support for a community center serving the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's West Side. Tom Sodeika says it's the least he can do to help a worthy cause.

After nearly three decades, teacher Jeni Rogers knows how to reach her students

Apr 14 2014 | 8:48 am - After nearly three decades in the classroom, Naperville teacher Jeni Rogers knows what makes kids tick. She believes in building emotional bonds with her students based on mutual caring, respect and trust. “In a lot of ways,” Principal...

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