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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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Oak Brook police release images of burglary suspects

Sep 11 2014 | 4:27 pm - Oak Brook police have released surveillance video images showing the weekend burglary of the Louis Vuitton store at Oakbrook Center.

W. Chicago intersection to get $9.4 million upgrade

Sep 10 2014 | 4:46 pm - A busy intersection in West Chicago is scheduled to get a roughly $9.4 million makeover next year to improve the flow of traffic between Kane and DuPage counties. DuPage County Board members this week approved an agreement with the Illinois...

DuPage’s proposed budget holds line on property taxes

Sep 09 2014 | 4:12 pm - Saying DuPage government is sensitive to the needs of taxpayers, county board Chairman Dan Cronin is proposing a budget for 2015 that won’t increase property taxes. Cronin on Tuesday presented a $447.2 million spending plan that is being...

Bloomingdale looking to buy Old Town parcel

Sep 08 2014 | 9:47 am - Bloomingdale is planning to buy a vacant commercial building along Lake Street to lay the groundwork for future improvements to the village’s Old Town district. The two-story building at 112 W. Lake Street has stood empty since it housed an...

Police: Louis Vuitton burglars took more than $120,000 in merchandise

Sep 09 2014 | 5:25 am - A day after eight masked people looted the Louis Vuitton store at Oakbrook Center, officials said the crime was unlike previous burglaries at the outdoor mall in Oak Brook. “I have been here 18 years and I don’t recall a case where it...

Work poised to start on Roselle Veterans Memorial

Sep 04 2014 | 10:34 am - While additional fundraising is needed, the group working to bring a Veterans Memorial to downtown Roselle is moving ahead with plans to break ground next month.

DuPage forest preserve picks interim directors

Sep 02 2014 | 4:23 pm - Two longtime employees with the DuPage County Forest Preserve will share the district’s top administrative post for less than a month until their new boss starts work. District commissioners on Tuesday appointed Micheal Palazzetti and Robert...

DuPage forest board may have violated law in hiring executive director

Sep 02 2014 | 5:12 pm - DuPage County Forest Preserve commissioners will vote again next week to hire John Lapinski as executive director after a resident questioned the legality of their original action. Commissioners voted unanimously Aug. 19 to name Lapinski executive...

DuPage referendums concern roads, airport noise, facilities

Aug 30 2014 | 7:40 am - More than two dozen referendum questions will appear on the November ballot in DuPage County and cover a variety of topics, from deteriorating streets in Villa Park to complaints about airplane noise in towns neighboring O'Hare International...

DuPage buys building for flood control effort

Aug 28 2014 | 12:53 am - DuPage County is preparing for the next step in its ongoing work to alleviate flooding in Warrenville. The county has agreed to buy a commercial building at the northeast corner of the Warrenville Road bridge and the West Branch of the DuPage River.

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