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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Campaign boss’ taunt in text message likens Breuder to Hitler

Feb 27 2015 | 11:16 am - The campaign chairman for a three-person slate of candidates running for the College of DuPage board has advised a challenger to drop out of the crowded contest in a text message that likens college President Robert Breuder to Adolf Hitler. "When I...

DuPage forest preserve garage project gets a boost

Feb 24 2015 | 7:26 pm - A long-stalled project to build a fleet maintenance garage at Blackwell Forest Preserve has overcome a significant hurdle. DuPage County Forest Preserve officials on Tuesday revealed plans to get water for the site — long a major sticking...

Residents fighting proposed annexation by Bensenville

Feb 23 2015 | 7:31 pm - White Pines residents opposed to seeing their neighborhood annexed into Bensenville have formed a group and are hosting a Wednesday night meeting to rally support for their cause.

Breuder: COD union’s accusations are ‘irresponsible and unfounded’

Feb 23 2015 | 7:55 pm - College of DuPage President Robert Breuder responded to a teachers union report blasting his administration by releasing a 34-page document that accuses his critics of making “irresponsible and unfounded accusations.” “No amount...

COD faculty called on Breuder to resign last September

Feb 20 2015 | 6:44 pm - The College of DuPage Faculty Association called on President Robert Breuder to resign last September, according to a newly released document. The union has gone public with the 14-page resolution detailing concerns that led to its vote of no...

College of DuPage board freezes student tuition, fees

Feb 20 2015 | 5:16 am - Tuition and fees will remain flat this fall at College of DuPage, despite calls from some who say costs for students should be reduced. Board members at the Glen Ellyn-based community college voted 5-1 Thursday night to keep tuition at $140 per...

Bensenville candidates weigh in on annexation proposal

Feb 18 2015 | 6:16 pm - Two slates of candidates pursuing three available seats on the Bensenville village board have different views on a proposal to replace White Pines subdivision’s aging water delivery system if the neighborhood is annexed. The village made the...

Wheaton doctor reflects on 50 years of CDH in Winfield

Feb 19 2015 | 8:12 am - With Central DuPage Hospital celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Dr. John Messitt of Wheaton is sharing his thoughts about his career at the Winfield hospital, which began on the day the hospital first opened in 1964.

COD trustees: Faculty’s ‘no confidence’ vote spurred Breuder’s exit

Feb 17 2015 | 8:15 pm - Two College of DuPage trustees say their support for the school’s president was shaken last September when full-time COD faculty members took a historic “no confidence” vote in Robert Breuder’s leadership. Trustees Kim...

Ballot question could affect fire consolidation in DuPage

Feb 16 2015 | 7:34 pm - A ballot question to determine how Warrenville Fire Protection District trustees get their seats could influence whether the agency participates in future attempts to consolidate fire services in DuPage County.

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