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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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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...

COD students start petition to support theater group

Apr 04 2014 | 6:39 am - Last fall, the Buffalo Theatre Ensemble canceled the rest of its season for the current school year at College of DuPage. Now several students at the Glen Ellyn school say they fear the professional theater group that entertained audiences and...

DuPage forest preserve fights encroachments

Apr 02 2014 | 12:34 am - For some homeowners, having property adjacent to a forest preserve isn’t enough. They decide to treat forest preserve land like its their own. So the DuPage County Forest Preserve District is doing what it can to take its land back.

Historic West Chicago schoolhouse makes statewide endangered list

Apr 01 2014 | 7:16 pm - A vacant schoolhouse in West Chicago that was the last functioning one-room school in Illinois until its closure more than two decades ago has been named one the state’s 10 most endangered historic places by a preservationist group called...

Event to show how to prepare for retirement

Apr 01 2014 | 5:08 am - An event this weekend in DuPage County is hoping to give anyone looking toward retirement the tools they need to get the most out of their golden years.

W. Chicago firm honored for twist on snowplow

Apr 01 2014 | 12:12 pm - A West Chicago-based company that makes a unique snowplow that attaches to passenger cars was among a list of Chicago-area companies that helped close the Nasdaq on Monday afternoon in New York. Richard Behan's invention is genius in its...

Police equipped with overdose reversal drug save two lives

Mar 28 2014 | 5:31 am - For the second time in less than a week, police officers who participated in a DuPage County program have used the opiate overdose reversal drug Narcan to save someone's life. On Wednesday night, two Hanover Park police officers gave Narcan to a...

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