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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Wheaton College players charged in hazing go free on bail

Sep 22 2017 | 9:27 pm - All five Wheaton College football players accused in a teammate’s hazing 18 months ago now have turned themselves in to Wheaton police.

Psychiatrist: Naperville mother killed kids ‘out of love — not anger’

Sep 21 2017 | 8:55 pm - Prosecutors are challenging a psychiatrist’s assertion that Elzbieta Plackowska was psychotic when she killed her son and a young girl she was baby-sitting in Naperville five years ago.

Psychiatrist: Naperville woman believed she was killing the devil

Sep 20 2017 | 11:10 pm - Elzbieta Plackowska had “a psychotic belief” that the devil was inside her son and a young girl when she stabbed them to death nearly five years ago, a prominent forensic psychiatrist testified Wednesday. The Naperville woman viewed...

Psychiatrist says murder suspect showed signs of mental illness

Sep 19 2017 | 8:46 pm - A psychiatrist who examined Elzbieta Plackowska at the DuPage County Jail said Tuesday he believes she was suffering a psychotic episode in 2012 when she was taken into custody for killing her son and a young girl she was baby-sitting.

Ex-employer: Woman accused of killing 2 kids changed after father’s death

Sep 18 2017 | 5:29 pm - A Naperville woman accused of stabbing two children to death in 2012 was a reliable housekeeper who seemed to change after the death of her father, according to one of her former employers.

Police: Man shot in leg outside Glen Ellyn motel

Sep 14 2017 | 11:23 am - A 24-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg during a Wednesday night shooting outside a Glen Ellyn hotel, police said.

Carol Stream woman sentenced to 10 years for trying to poison toddler

Sep 15 2017 | 3:32 pm - Vazquez-Hernandez will be required to serve half of her sentence before being eligible for parole, officials said.

Neighbors demand fix to overwhelming stink from Glen Ellyn-area sewer plant

Sep 15 2017 | 6:09 am - Residents near a Glen Ellyn-area sewage treament plant say an overwhelming stink, in place for months, is making some people sick, afraid to send children outside.

Danada Family Day set for Saturday

Sep 13 2017 | 12:26 pm - Danada Fall Festival is still several weeks away. But for horse lovers who want to take a closer look at Danada Equestrian Center without the massive crowd, the Wheaton facility is hosting its latest Family Day of the year on Saturday.

Oak Brook’s biggest park to expand; some residents unhappy

Sep 13 2017 | 7:45 pm - Oak Brook Park District is moving ahead with an expansion of its largest park, despite concerns from neighbors about new ballfield lights.

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