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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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DuPage forest commissioners probably won’t ax pensions

Jul 25 2017 | 4:38 pm - DuPage County Forest Preserve District commissioners could eliminate their taxpayer-funded pensions by simply declaring their elected jobs don’t require them to work at least 1,000 hours a year. But that appears unlikely to happen because...

DuPage’s Curran looking ahead to new role as state senator

Jul 24 2017 | 3:26 pm - As a village trustee and county board member, John Curran saw firsthand the challenges local governments face because of mandates — often unfunded — from the state. Curran says he will bring that knowledge and experience to Springfield...

Massive quarry is DuPage County’s first line of flood defense

Jul 22 2017 | 8:44 pm - Widespread flooding in 1987 prompted DuPage County to pursue major flood control projects, including transforming a former quarry in Elmhurst into a reservoir capable of storing water from Salt Creek.

Report recommends no sanctions for College of DuPage

Jul 21 2017 | 8:45 am - A review team that recently evaluated College of DuPage is recommending the school receive no additional sanctions from an accreditation agency.

DuPage starts process to remove land from taxing district

Jul 18 2017 | 6:52 pm - The clock is now ticking on a proposal to remove land from a special taxing district for the Monarch Landing property on the Naperville-Warrenville border.

DuPage forest preserve looking to buy land

Jul 17 2017 | 3:50 pm - A homeowner who has lived for decades next to Warrenville Grove Forest Preserve has agreed to sell his land to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.

Fire damages six businesses in Roselle

Jul 17 2017 | 3:59 pm - An early morning fire Monday at a Roselle shopping center caused at least $500,000 damage and forced the temporary closure of six businesses, including a hardware store and a pizza restaurant. Firefighters responded around 1 a.m. to the fire at...

Elmhurst District 205 developing long-term plan for schools

Jul 14 2017 | 7:37 pm - Elmhurst Unit District 205 school board members are reviewing the initial draft of a proposed operational plan that includes student achievement objectives and could lay the groundwork for a future referendum question.

Lombard library seeks renewed talks with park district about building

Jul 13 2017 | 11:20 pm - New leaders on the Lombard library board want to restart stalled negotiations with the Lombard Park District so a plan can be finalized to rebuild the library next to Lilacia Park.

Volunteers rally to renovate military widow’s home in Aurora

Jul 12 2017 | 11:10 pm - More than 30 Sears employees were in Aurora Wednesday to help a nonprofit group — Rebuilding Together Aurora — continue an extensive renovation of a house belonging to Linda Ottinger, the widow of a Navy seaman.

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