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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DuPage County to revisit video gambling ban

May 25 2017 | 12:40 pm - Amid calls for a repeal of DuPage’s ban on video gambling machines, county board members are going to revisit the issue. Board members have agreed to talk about video gambling during a committee meeting next month.

New Lombard library construction ‘not likely’ this year

May 24 2017 | 4:45 pm - Lombard library officials say it’s “not likely” that construction will start this year on a new $22.3 million building because of an ongoing land dispute with the park district.

Blanding’s turtles get a boost in DuPage

May 23 2017 | 5:40 pm - Forest Preserve District of DuPage County on Tuesday released 13 young Blanding’s turtles on the west side of the county. The turtles were raised in captivity to give them a head start and help boost their populations.

College of DuPage seeks to keep property taxes flat

May 20 2017 | 5:34 pm - College of DuPage officials plan to hold the line on property taxes, despite declining enrollment and a multimillion deficit in the school’s next budget.

DuPage official calls for dissolving regional school board

May 18 2017 | 3:45 pm - The DuPage County Regional Board of School Trustees has one primary role: to decide whether groups of homeowners can leave one school district and join another. But the petitions being considered by the seven-member panel have become so technical...

Preservationists given deadlines to restore McKee House

May 16 2017 | 11:54 pm - The clock is ticking on efforts to restore the historic McKee House now that Glen Ellyn has inked a deal to lease it and other buildings at Churchill Woods Forest Preserve.

Bloomingdale Township moving to form mental health board

May 15 2017 | 8:28 pm - A referendum Bloomingdale Township officials described before the April election as advisory now requires the township to raise property taxes to fund a new mental health board.

St. James Farm poised to get water, sewer improvements

May 15 2017 | 8:20 am - Work is set begin on a $2.9 million project to bring water and sewer to St. James Farm Forest Preserve near Warrenville, improvements needed so historic buildings there can be opened to the public.

DuPage forest district to build long-delayed maintenance facility

May 13 2017 | 6:35 pm - After a decade of delays, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is moving ahead with a once-controversial plan to construct a fleet management building in Blackwell Forest Preserve near Warrenville.

McDowell Grove bridge replacement poised to begin

May 12 2017 | 4:42 pm - Work may start this month to replace an aging bridge at the entrance to McDowell Grove near Naperville.

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