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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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Bloomingdale voters to weigh in on O’Hare noise

Aug 19 2014 | 9:40 am - Bloomingdale will be joining several other suburbs by asking voters for their opinions about airplane noise at O’Hare International Airport. The village board agreed on Monday night to put three advisory questions on the Nov. 4 ballot related...

Historic McKee House near Glen Ellyn needs new roof, supporters say

Aug 18 2014 | 9:08 am - With restoration efforts expected to take years, supporters say the McKee House needs a new roof soon to prevent further damage to the landmark structure at Churchill Woods Forest Preserve near Glen Ellyn. One forest preseve commissioner says he...

Bloomingdale hires one of its own as village administrator

Aug 18 2014 | 10:26 pm - The village manager of Riverside has been named Bloomingdale’s next village administrator. Village board members agreed on Monday night to appoint Pietro Scalera to Bloomingdale’s top administrative post.

Voters to be asked for $3 million to buy ex-gas station site near Glen Ellyn

Aug 16 2014 | 1:03 am - The Butterfield Park District will ask voters to approve a $3 million property tax increase to buy and improve a parcel at the northeast corner of Route 53 and Butterfield Road near Glen Ellyn. The move would cost the typical taxpayer about $55 per...

Neighbors rally against Hinsdale club's skeet shooting plan

Aug 15 2014 | 5:17 am - Residents opposing a plan to build a seasonal skeet shooting range at a private country club near Hinsdale say the proposal would cause noise, pollution and other problems. More than 100 neighbors urged DuPage County officials to reject Ruth Lake...

DuPage sheriff wants higher pay for supervisors

Aug 12 2014 | 6:29 pm - Because deputies in some instances are making nearly as much money as their bosses, the DuPage County sheriff’s office is requesting extra funding to increase the salaries of the department’s supervisors. But with the sheriff’s...

Decision nears on $16 million upgrade of Oak Meadows Golf Preserve

Aug 13 2014 | 7:25 pm - DuPage Forest Preserve commissioners need to decide next week whether they want to move ahead with a proposed $16 million project to improve the Oak Meadows Golf Preserve property. Some commissioners say they need more info about finances.

DuPage County approves contracts with lobbyists

Aug 13 2014 | 10:00 am - DuPage County Board members have agreed to spend $284,000 to continue using four lobbying firms at the state and federal levels. “I can tell you firsthand how important it is to have advocates on the ground representing the county,”...

Nonprofit group asks to use St. James Farm near Warrenville

Aug 13 2014 | 4:56 pm - A nonprofit group that provides therapeutic horseback riding for people with physical, emotional, cognitive or social challenges would like to conduct its program at St. James Farm near Warrenville. But building code issues and questions about how...

Hinsdale country club seeks DuPage’s OK for skeet shooting

Aug 11 2014 | 4:27 pm - Ruth Lake Country Club, a private golf club near Hinsdale, is asking for permission to offer skeet shooting for its members during the wintertime. Some expect residents to complain. “I would imagine the biggest issues that will come up...

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