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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Elmhurst 205 building plan may include boundary changes

Jun 20 2018 | 2:29 pm - Elmhurst Unit District 205 officials say they must decide if and how school boundaries would be adjusted before dealing with other aspects of a plan to repair, upgrade or, in the case of Lincoln and Field elementary schools, replace buildings.

DuPage proposes small cell antenna ordinance

Jun 19 2018 | 4:03 pm - DuPage County is looking to enact a local rules that officials hope will mitigate the downsides of wireless companies installing small cell antennas on publicly owned utility poles, streetlights and rights of way.

Forest preserve plans to stabilize river at Mallard Lake

Jun 18 2018 | 4:16 pm - The Forest Preserve District of DuPage is planning to spend roughly $2.4 million to restore and stabilize a stretch of the West Branch of the DuPage River that flows through Mallard Lake Forest Preserve near Hanover Park.

Developer scraps controversial plan for gas station in Warrenville

Jun 15 2018 | 2:29 pm - A developer has abandoned plans to build a Thortons gas station in Warrenville one week before the city’s plan commission was slated to resume public hearings on it and another controversial project.

Lombard library officials add basement to building plan

Jun 13 2018 | 4:20 pm - A new library proposed for Lombard now will include a basement, but officials are balking at any other changes to make the facility larger.

After more than a year of waiting, Elmhurst couple closer to getting OK for hoop house

Jun 12 2018 | 1:58 pm - More than a year after Nicole and Dan Virgil were forced to remove a temporary greenhouse from their Elmhurst backyard, they’re still waiting for the city to revise its rules to allow such structures. This week, the couple learned they must...

Woodman’s seeks to replace Macy’s spot in Bloomingdale

Jun 11 2018 | 4:18 pm - Woodman’s Food Market is seeking permission from Bloomingdale to demolish the former Macy’s department store at Stratford Square Mall to make room for a new stand-alone grocery store.

Forest preserve seeking ideas for historic barn near Naperville

Jun 05 2018 | 5:26 pm - The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is seeking ideas from the public about possible uses of the historic Greene Farm barn at Greene Valley Forest Preserve. The district has scheduled an open house for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the...

Future Lombard library could be bigger than originally planned

Jun 04 2018 | 4:24 pm - Lombard library officials are expected to decide next week whether to spend an extra $3 million on a new facility to make it larger than originally planned and add a basement.

DuPage County moving closer to dissolving Lombard-area water agency

Jun 03 2018 | 6:01 pm - A subdivision near Lombard is slated to get Lake Michigan water next week, which will pave the way for DuPage County to disband the sanitary district serving that area.

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