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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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Photographer Todd Sherlock follows old Boy Scout adage: Be prepared

Dec 11 2014 | 11:54 am - Todd Sherlock knows better than to leave home without his trusty Nikon. Sometimes it’s stashed in his coat pocket, sometimes in his car, but it’s almost always within fairly easy reach. For the past three or four years, the Downers...

Peacock principal gets soaked to raise money for new mascot costume

Nov 26 2014 | 11:32 am - The principal at Itasca's Peacock Middle School accepted a challenge from his students that imnvolved a simple deal: If they raised more than $100 for a new mascot costume they could dump really cold water over his head. Here's what happened ...

George W. Bush coming to Naperville for book signing

Nov 26 2014 | 5:26 am - Former President George W. Bush is scheduled to make two appearances next week in DuPage County, including one in Naperville to promote his new book, “41: A Portrait of My Father.” Bush’s Naperville appearance will begin at 2 p.m.

Rise From the Ashes helps abused women get legal aid

Oct 31 2014 | 11:58 am - Formed less than a year ago, Rise From the Ashes is a DuPage-based nonprofit group that helps women who have left abusive relationships and are unable to afford an attorney by providing them with legal council so they are able to fight for custody...

Toy soldiers provide history lesson at Cantigny

Nov 02 2014 | 4:44 pm - Nick Albanese was one of roughly 17 dealers who were displaying - and selling - toy and miniature soldiers during the annual Toy Soldier Show at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

Protecting the DuPage prairie for our feathered friends

Nov 01 2014 | 7:42 pm - Joe Suchecki is an avid birder, the type of guy who always keeps his binoculars at the ready and who doesn’t hesitate to spend a few hours traipsing through a forest preserve or two with his eyes turned toward the sky. One of the paces that...

Winfield photographer looks for new ways to present everyday images

Oct 09 2014 | 12:30 pm - Randy Link was checking out the vehicles at a car show a while back when the combination of a shiny chrome wheel and the rainbow of colors it reflected — blues, reds, greens, pinks — caught his eye. Link crouched to get closer, took...

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...

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