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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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DuPage to spend $22.3 million on road projects

Feb 22 2018 | 4:25 pm - DuPage County is planning to spend more than $22 million on a road program that includes pavement patching, resurfacing and traffic signal maintenance.

Rev. Billy Graham’s legacy spreads from Wheaton to the world

Feb 22 2018 | 7:14 am - In the beginning, the Rev. Billy Graham was a Wheaton College student who began his ministry while still in school and rapidly expanded it when he became pastor of a small church in Western Springs. Before he was through, he would transform American...

Author: Graham will be remembered as great Christian

Feb 21 2018 | 4:09 pm - The author of a new book about the life of Rev. Billy Graham says history will remember the late evangelist as one of the greatest Christians.

DuPage exploring ways to help those with mental health issues

Feb 20 2018 | 5:08 pm - DuPage County has joined a nationwide initiative designed to divert people with mental health issues out of the criminal justice system and into community-based care.

Three Republicans squaring off in DuPage District 1 board race

Feb 19 2018 | 7:18 pm - DuPage County Board member Sam Tornatore of Roselle in the only incumbent in the Republican primary race for two District 1 seats. The two other candidates seeking the GOP nomination are Bensenville resident Paul DeMichele and Dino Gavanes of Itasca.

DuPage mayors want state to stop cutting funding

Feb 16 2018 | 5:23 pm - A group representing DuPage County’s villages and cities is urging Illinois lawmakers to stop using municipal revenue to fill state budget gaps.

In time of tragedy, Chicago’s top cop keeps promise to Aurora man

Feb 15 2018 | 5:02 pm - Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson took time during this tragic week to keep a promise made to Aurora man with special needs.

Elmhurst 205 studies $158.8 million in building projects

Feb 14 2018 | 4:55 pm - Elmhurst Unit District 205 officials this week reviewed up to $158.8 million in building projects that could be included in a facility master plan — and a possible referendum question to pay for it.

Improvements planned for Dunham Forest Preserve near Wayne

Feb 13 2018 | 4:36 pm - A roughly $1.83 million plan to make it easier for the public to enjoy Dunham Forest Preserve near Wayne is moving closer to reality.

DuPage GOP candidates tout experience in county board District 3 race

Feb 11 2018 | 5:07 pm - A sitting mayor, village trustee and recently appointed county board member are seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for two District 3 seats on the DuPage County Board. And all three say they have the knowledge and experience to help...

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