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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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Eight finalists named for DuPage board vacancy

Nov 21 2014 | 5:12 pm - A former Glen Ellyn village president and the town’s village clerk are among eight finalists seeking to replace the late Jerry “JR” McBride on the DuPage County Board. County board Chairman Dan Cronin reviewed applications from...

DuPage judge dismisses Winfield trustee’s lawsuit

Nov 21 2014 | 2:39 pm - A DuPage County judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit that a Winfield trustee filed against a local newspaper. Trustee Tony Reyes filed the lawsuit in April against The Winfield Express after the newspaper published an article that referenced a...

Lisle project a step closer to approval, despite opposition

Nov 20 2014 | 12:45 am - An advisory committee is recommending approval of a proposed apartment and retail complex at the former village hall site in downtown Lisle. But a group of Lisle residents is trying to convince village board members to postpone final action on the...

DuPage forest preserve to cut 8 administrative jobs

Nov 19 2014 | 12:35 am - Eight administrative posts will be eliminated as part of a restructuring plan at the DuPage Forest Preserve District that’s projected to save about $1.5 million a year. Forest preserve commissioners Tuesday approved an organizational chart...

DuPage forest preserve may open dog park near Darien

Nov 18 2014 | 7:06 pm - Dog owners in the southeast corner of DuPage County someday could be playing with their four-legged friends in a dog park that’s closer to home. DuPage County Forest Preserve commissioners are considering a proposal to construct an off-leash...

DuPage using DNA testing to save Blanding’s turtles

Nov 17 2014 | 4:18 pm - The DuPage County Forest Preserve District is using DNA testing to help its effort to save the endangerd Blanding's turtles.

DuPage culling nearly 400 deer from its preserves

Nov 16 2014 | 5:58 am - Federal sharpshooters are in the process of culling nearly 400 deer as part of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District’s annual deer management program. The district has received permits from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to...

Did forest preserve commission jump gun in dumping director?

Nov 14 2014 | 1:05 am - DuPage County Forest Preserve officials may have jumped the gun when they ousted former executive director Arnie Biondo. At least two commissioners said Biondo was given a letter in early August effectively ending his brief tenure without waiting...

Lisle to receive nearly $2.9 million for flood relief

Nov 15 2014 | 12:05 am - Lisle will be able to purchase 13 houses that regularly flood and elevate six others, thanks to a nearly $2.9 million federal grant. Mayor Joe Broda said the village applied for the grant in response to widespread flooding in April 2013. On Friday,...

New legislation could help with O'Hare plane noise

Nov 13 2014 | 5:32 am - A group of DuPage County Board members learned the county could help residents suffering from O'Hare plane noise by supporting a proposed state law change and lobbying Chicago to update O'Hare's noise compatibility plan. “Any advocacy the...

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