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Robert Sanchez

Assistant City Editor

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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New Roselle Dist. 12 superintendent eager to start

Apr 23 2014 | 6:00 pm - An administrator with Batavia Unit District 101 says she's looking forward to becoming the next superintendent of Roselle Elementary District 12. Melissa Kaczkowski, District 101's assistant director of student services, was picked earlier this...

DuPage board candidate arrested in Wisconsin

Apr 23 2014 | 4:50 pm - The Democratic nominee for the DuPage County Board seat in District 4, Jeremy Custer, is facing three misdeameanor charges after he was involved in a domestic dispute last week in Wisconsin.

Report: Growing number of homeless kids in DuPage

Apr 22 2014 | 11:55 pm - A growing number of the homeless people in DuPage County are children, according to a new report. It shows 1,424 people used emergency shelter services in DuPage between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. Of those people, 333 were children.

DuPage forest preserve district developing strategic plan

Apr 21 2014 | 3:02 pm - DuPage County Forest Preserve District officials are seeking public feedback for its strategic plan, which is being created to help the district establish its direction for the next three to five years. A public opinion survey has been posted...

Gun owners fill Roselle meeting, but guns not the focus

Apr 18 2014 | 5:23 am - A debate about gun control never materialized during a Thursday night town hall meeting after the crowd dominated by gun rights activists instead vented about pensions, incomes taxes and other state issues. It was the outcome state Sen. Dan Kotowski...

Party chairmen keep their seats in DuPage

Apr 16 2014 | 11:31 pm - Robert Peickert has overcome criticism from fellow Democrats and a lawsuit to secure his fourth 2-year term as chairman of the DuPage Democratic Party. The Elmhurst resident defeated Bill Habel of Naperville during the party’s convention at...

Bloomingdale gun range plan rejected by panel

Apr 16 2014 | 5:27 am - A controversial plan to bring a shooting sports facility to Bloomingdale has suffered a setback. The village's plan commission voted 5-1 to recommend denial of the request by Julian Perez to convert a vacant building at 7 N. Circle Ave. into a...

DuPage mayors step up push for pension reform

Apr 14 2014 | 7:17 pm - DuPage County mayors say they’ve already waited years for Illinois to address a growing crisis by reforming municipal police and fire pension systems so cities and villages can rein in costs. Now they want to see progress, especially since...

Glen Ellyn WWII vet to take Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

Apr 07 2014 | 12:33 am - Joe Knupp says his luck in World War II is the reason he’s alive today. At 88, fortune has smiled on Knupp again by giving him the opportunity to join 90 other World War II veterans on Wednesday for an Honor Flight from Chicago to...

A twist in battle for DuPage Democrat leadership

Apr 05 2014 | 12:42 am - In the latest twist in the drama over who’s going to lead the Democratic Party in DuPage County, state Sen. Tom Cullerton says he won’t challenge party Chairman Robert Peickert. But a Naperville man is planning to run against Peickert...

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