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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Four years later, water billing still a problem in West Chicago

Apr 19 2018 | 4:26 pm - Nearly four years after West Chicago revealed that new water meter reading equipment was causing a billing headache, hundreds of its water customers still are being affected.

Four proposals for Lombard’s long-vacant DuPage Theatre site

Apr 18 2018 | 3:34 pm - Senior housing, a retail development and mix-use concepts are some of the ideas being proposed for a property in downtown Lombard that’s been vacant for more than a decade.

Mayor: New projects planned for West Chicago business park

Apr 16 2018 | 11:41 pm - West Chicago Mayor Ruben Pineda talked about how several new projects are expected to happen at the DuPage Business Center south of Roosevelt Road. The business park was one of many topics Pineda highlighted during his State of the City address on...

DuPage expanding its response to the opioid crisis

Apr 17 2018 | 6:09 pm - Acknowledging that DuPage’s battle against opioid abuse is complex and far from over, county officials have created a new task force to lead the effort.

Appellate court: Breuder lawsuit can continue against College of DuPage

Apr 17 2018 | 8:47 pm - Former College of DuPage President Robert Breuder’s wrongful-termination lawsuit will proceed after three U.S. Appellate Court judges on Tuesday refused to overturn a ruling by the trial judge.

Large redevelopment projects coming to Warrenville

Apr 13 2018 | 9:59 am - Several long-awaited redevelopment projects are finally taking shape in Warrenville, especially on the southwest side of the city.

DuPage County awards $1 million in grants to nonprofits

Apr 11 2018 | 4:06 pm - Fifty-eight nonprofits providing community services as part of DuPage’s safety net will share $1 million in grant money from the county.

Cronin in Springfield pitches disbanding DuPage’s election commission

Apr 11 2018 | 9:10 pm - Insisting DuPage must do a better job of administering elections, county board Chairman Dan Cronin is asking state lawmakers to pave the way for the DuPage Election Commission to merge with the county clerk’s office.

DuPage starts process to disband ‘paper’ fire district

Apr 10 2018 | 4:53 pm - A “paper” district that acts solely to collect taxes to pay for fire and ambulance services for thousands of residents near Westmont will become the fifth local government to be disbanded by DuPage County.

DuPage election officials to take legal action against election vendor

Apr 09 2018 | 7:25 pm - The DuPage Election Commission is planning to take legal action against one of its vendors for the printing error that caused election results to be delayed hours during last month’s primary.

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