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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Teen charged in Villa Park shooting

Nov 25 2015 | 1:59 pm - A Villa Park teen faces criminal charges in connection with a shooting in Villa Park that left two men injured.

DuPage County approves budget that cuts 10 sheriff’s office jobs

Nov 24 2015 | 4:39 pm - In a move strongly criticized by Sheriff John Zaruba, DuPage County Board members on Tuesday approved a $444.4 million budget for the coming fiscal year that eliminates 10 full-time positions at the sheriff’s office.

Here’s how DuPage, Will primaries are shaping up

Nov 24 2015 | 8:38 am - More than a dozen countywide, county board and forest preserve candidates lined up outside the DuPage County Election Commission office on Monday morning to file nominating petitions to enter the March 15 primary.

COD board argues over hiring firm to find new executives

Nov 20 2015 | 1:12 am - An executive search firm will be used to help the College of DuPage board find the school’s next president and three other new administrators. But board members argued over the plan first.

Political group for College of DuPage board chairwoman reported loans late

Nov 18 2015 | 12:06 pm - The political organization for College of DuPage board Chairwoman Kathy Hamilton is facing possible fines by the state board of elections after it was determined a complaint against the group was “filed on justifiable grounds.”

College of DuPage trustee writes own response to accreditation team

Nov 17 2015 | 5:44 am - A College of DuPage trustee told an accreditation agency that the school's board of trustees continues to experience problems because of micromanaging and unequal access to information.

Zaruba fires back at criticism from DuPage chairman

Nov 17 2015 | 12:18 am - DuPage Sheriff John Zaruba fired back Monday against claims by county board Chairman Dan Cronin that he’s been unresponsive to questions about his department and proposed budget. “We have at all times been responsive, available and...

DuPage County Board: Sheriff’s information still lacking

Nov 18 2015 | 12:14 am - DuPage County Board members say Sheriff John Zaruba still isn’t fully answering their questions about his department’s operations ahead of next week’s budget vote.

Could insurance cover some College of DuPage’s legal bills?

Nov 15 2015 | 11:07 pm - College of DuPage officials are exploring whether insurance can help pay for some of the nearly $1.7 million in legal bills the school has racked up since a new majority took control of the school board and started to pursue a series of...

Officials: Lisle man paying on $3,300 water bill caused by bad meter

Nov 15 2015 | 12:45 am - A Lisle resident who got a water bill for more than $3,300 because of a faulty remote meter apparently has decided to pay off the debt.

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