Robert Sanchez

Assistant City Editor
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Robert Sanchez is a lifelong suburbanite who joined the Daily Herald in 1995 as a weekend police and Warrenville reporter. He has since done the rounds in the newspaper's DuPage County bureau, covering the communities of Lombard, Villa Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Oak Brook, Lisle, Winfield and Wheaton.

During that time, Sanchez chronicled the rise of the Cantera development in Warrenville, the demise of the DuPage Theatre in Lombard, and Kelly Jo Kuharski's heartbreak during the fourth season of "The Bachelor."

As a metro writer from 2004-07, Sanchez covered a variety of issues related to DuPage County government and politics, including various budget battles and efforts to build a western access road to O'Hare International Airport. He was named Assistant City Editor in 2007.

Sanchez graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a journalism major and a political science minor. He lives in Bolingbrook with his wife and their three children.

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College of DuPage trustees propose end to meeting boycott

Jan 31 2016 | 7:06 pm - Three College of DuPage trustees who have been boycotting board meetings for more than a month have scheduled a special session for Wednesday to address routine college business.

DuPage County program credited with saving 100th heroin overdose victim

Jan 29 2016 | 12:39 pm - For the 100th time since 2014, a police officer who participated in a DuPage County program has used the opiate overdose reversal drug Narcan to save someone's life.

College of DuPage trustees sue law firms to obtain records

Jan 29 2016 | 4:54 pm - Three College of DuPage trustees are suing three of the school’s law firms to get all the billing records, notes, memorandums, and other documents they’ve produced while doing work for the college.

College of DuPage board to make final attempt to fill vacancy

Jan 28 2016 | 10:40 pm - With time running out for College of DuPage trustees to act on their own to fill a vacant board seat, the panel’s vice chairwoman is hoping three members will end their boycott of board meetings.

Veteran cop recommended as Aurora’s next deputy chief

Jan 27 2016 | 6:07 pm - On Wednesday, it was announced that Lt. Keefe Jackson, 21-year veteran of the Aurora Police Department, has been recommended to become the next deputy chief of the state’s second largest police department.

Another College of DuPage board meeting set; will boycott continue?

Jan 26 2016 | 6:28 pm - College of DuPage board Vice Chairwoman Deanne Mazzochi has scheduled another meeting this week in the hope that three boycotting trustees finally will attend. But there’s no sign that Trustees Erin Birt, Dianne McGuire and Joseph Wozniak are...

Why the Morton Arboretum is removing hundreds of trees

Jan 26 2016 | 5:25 pm - Hundreds of trees — called mostly invasive species — are being removed from Morton Arboretum as part of a multiyear restoration of the river that flows through the 1,700-acre property in Lisle.

College of DuPage trustee: I wasn’t pushing for Breuder return

Jan 25 2016 | 9:40 pm - College of DuPage Trustee Dianne McGuire insists she never lobbied a rival board member to support her for chairwoman so she could undo the firing of former President Robert Breuder. She does, though, acknowledge a general discussion with Trustee...

College of DuPage retirees call for trustees to do their jobs

Jan 24 2016 | 4:25 pm - Former College of DuPage professors and administrators are calling on school trustees to overcome their differences and to take steps to repair the college’s reputation.

Table tennis players test their skills in Naperville

Jan 23 2016 | 2:16 pm - A sport that’s long been a basement pasttime took center stage Saturday during the Naperville Table Tennis Tournament.

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