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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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Why Winfield Dist. 34 superintendent captured state honors

Apr 26 2017 | 12:29 pm - Just two months before her retirement, Winfield Elementary District 34 Superintendent Gwynne Kell was honored by a state group this week as a Superintendent of Distinction. This is her story.

West Chicago school celebrates art, ecology — and soup cans

Apr 19 2017 | 9:26 am - Students, parents and faculty at West Chicago’s Wegner Elementary School on Thursday will celebrate art, ecology, creativity — and soup cans — during Family Earth Night activities.

Oak Brook family wants $50M over geography bee cheating allegations

Apr 19 2017 | 8:22 am - A federal lawsuit seeking more than $50 million in damages has been filed against Butler Elementary District 53 in Oak Brook stemming from allegations of a cheating scandal dating to January of last year.

Lombard Dist. 44 converting former school into early childhood center

Apr 14 2017 | 8:16 am - The former Highland Hills School is in line to become a new Early Childhood Center later this year in Lombard Elementary District 44.

Now real work begins as Villa Park Library plans for expansion

Apr 10 2017 | 2:29 pm - A week ago, Villa Park Library officials were holding their collective breath waiting to see if voters would approve a property tax increase that would clear the way for a $10.6 million plan to expand and renovate their facility at 305 S. Ardmore...

York raises $20,000 for St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Apr 05 2017 | 10:27 am - The York High School community raises $20,000 to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Assistant Principal Ryan Doherty plays a large part in the effort.

There’s a twist at Spring Flower Show in Elmhurst

Apr 04 2017 | 10:18 am - The annual Spring Flower Show opens Saturday at Elmhurst Park District’s Wilder Park Conservatory — but this year there’s a twist.

Subaru, Aurora pantry 'Share the Love'

Mar 28 2017 | 12:50 pm - The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry gets a huge boost, thanks to a $48,000 donation from Gerald Subaru in Naperville.

One dead, one critical after hitting power lines in Addison

Mar 28 2017 | 7:32 pm - One man died and a second was seriously injured Tuesday morning after making contact with ComEd power lines while cutting limbs from a tree near Villa and Myrick avenues in Addison. Killed in the accident was Jose Fulgencio-Hueramo, 51, of Melrose...

Hundreds of teens crowd Elmhurst job fair

Mar 23 2017 | 4:54 pm - Hundreds of teens crowded into Elmhurst’s Teen Job & Volunteer Fair Thursday at York High School to meet with roughly 40 potential employers and volunteer agencies.

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