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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Addison couple helps stray rabbits find homes

Nov 22 2017 | 1:59 pm - Joan and David Irwin have made it their mission to help stray rabbits in DuPage County. The Addison couple has spent the last 11 years volunteering at the county animal care and control facility in Wheaton.

DuPage County board, Zaruba clash over proposed cuts to sheriff’s office

Nov 22 2017 | 7:59 am - Less than a week before voting on a county budget, DuPage board members are butting heads with Sheriff John Zaruba over a plan to reduce the number of sworn deputies in his department.

College of DuPage holds line on property taxes

Nov 20 2017 | 4:21 pm - College of DuPage is seeking less property tax revenue next year, despite uncertainty about how much state funding the school will receive.

DuPage County Board could limit number of sheriff’s deputies

Nov 17 2017 | 4:47 pm - After calling on Sheriff John Zaruba to reduce his department’s spending to help balance DuPage’s 2018 budget, county board members want to ensure he complies. They’re planning to impose a cap on the number of sworn deputies the...

DuPage County might consider boosting property tax levy

Nov 15 2017 | 1:28 pm - Amid reductions in state funding and fears of becoming overly reliant on sales tax revenue, some DuPage County board members are questioning whether the county should continue to keep its property tax levy flat.

College of DuPage off probation, keeps accreditation

Nov 15 2017 | 6:40 am - The College of DuPage will keep its accreditation, the Higher Learning Commission said Tuesday, and is no longer on probation. The commission’s decision means the Glen Ellyn-based community college has sufficiently addressed concerns with its...

Why DuPage County might not get body cameras for deputies

Nov 13 2017 | 1:58 pm - It appears unlikely the DuPage sheriff’s office will be getting body cameras next year because of county budget cuts.

Bloomingdale planning multiple public hearings on Indian Lakes

Nov 09 2017 | 7:48 pm - Bloomingdale officials say it could be December or January before the village can hold public hearings on a controversial plan to build hundreds of houses for empty-nesters on the former Indian Lakes golf course.

Local opposition hasn’t stopped proposed wireless antenna law

Nov 08 2017 | 5:10 pm - A proposed state law that would give wireless companies the ability to install small cell antennas on publicly owned utility poles, streetlights and rights of way appears to have momentum in Springfield, despite objections from local officials.

Ex-COD boss and the architect of his downfall face off in court

Nov 08 2017 | 8:42 am - Former College of DuPage President Robert Breuder and his chief nemesis, ex-board Chairwoman Kathy Hamilton, came face to face for the first time in more than two years. In court.

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