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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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Roselle hotel gets new name

Jul 25 2014 | 4:49 pm - A Roselle hotel has been rebranded as a Holiday Inn Express as part of revitalization of the property that includes completing an unfinished banquent center.

DuPage board candidate pleads guilty in Wisconsin dispute case

Jul 25 2014 | 2:34 pm - DuPage County Board candidate Jeremy Custer pleaded guilty this week to disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property related to a domestic incident in Wisconsin. “I regret that this happened, and I’m happy that it’s...

Bloomingdale Park District seeks feedback on playground improvements

Jul 24 2014 | 10:40 am - A new playground at Seasons Four Park in Roselle will reflect the preferences of the children and parents who use it. That’s because Bloomingdale Park District is sponsoring an open house next week to get feedback from the community about...

How to help Bensenville family who lost son to fire

Jul 25 2014 | 12:23 pm - The Bensenville community is rallying to support the family of a 4-year-old boy who was killed Wednesday afternoon in a tragic house fire. By Thursday morning, flowers, stuffed animals and a balloon had been placed next to a tree in front of the...

Naperville rehab facility faces lawsuit over firing employee on leave

Jul 23 2014 | 11:39 am - A transitional care and rehabilitation services facility in Naperville is being sued by a federal agency for firing an employee who was on a medical leave of absence. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims in a lawsuit filed this...

DuPage leaders on W. Chicago thorium cleanup funds: ‘Pay it now’

Jul 23 2014 | 12:31 am - DuPage County officials are calling on the federal government to provide roughly $30 million to complete an environmental cleanup at the former Kerr-McGee factory site in West Chicago. The hope is to get the money from the Department of...

Man pleads guilty in Glendale Heights murder plot

Jul 21 2014 | 2:53 pm - A former Glendale Heights man who stole from several relatives and then sought to have them killed after he was caught has been sentenced to a total of 19 years in prison for both crimes. Matthew Olszewski, 24, pleaded guilty Monday to theft and...

Aurora to get long-awaited overpass near Waubonsie

Jul 12 2014 | 12:02 am - A long-desired proposal to separate trains from car and truck traffic at a railroad crossing in Aurora soon will become a reality. State and local officials on Friday announced plans to construct an overpass along Ogden Avenue where the road...

DuPage survey respondents say preservation is key

Jul 11 2014 | 11:54 pm - Preserving and protecting natural areas and wildlife for future generations should be the top priority of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District, according to residents who responded to a survey. Not as many of the respondents believe the...

Parade, carnival highlight West Chicago’s Railroad Days

Jul 11 2014 | 9:12 am - Wintertime daydreams about summer fun often include visions of carnivals, outdoor concerts, parades or fireworks. West Chicago’s Railroad Days celebration has it all. The festival at Reed-Keppler Park, 129 W. National St., features a carnival,...

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