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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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Sandra Pihos to make bid for College of DuPage seat

Dec 20 2014 | 1:09 am - While her tenure as a state representative is coming to an end, Sandra Pihos says she wants to continue to serve the public. So the Glen Ellyn Republican is running for a spot on the College of DuPage board of trustees. She’s already filed...

Bensenville offers help in return for annexation

Dec 18 2014 | 4:48 pm - After losing hundreds of homes to O’Hare International Airport expansion, Bensenville wants to increase its residential tax base. Meanwhile, the White Pines subdivision near the village has an aging water delivery system that needs to be...

Dozens of school board candidates file in DuPage

Dec 15 2014 | 10:43 am - Jennifer Planson admits she was expecting to find “a ton of people and chaos” on Monday morning when she filed her nomination papers seeking re-election to the Hinsdale Township High School District 86 school board. The incumbent from...

District 88 mourns longtime school board member

Dec 15 2014 | 5:08 pm - DuPage High School District 88 is mourning the death of longtime school board member and former president Mark Johnson. Johnson, who was diagnosed with bone cancer in the spring, died Saturday with his family by his side, according to a statement...

Slow start in DuPage mayoral races

Dec 15 2014 | 5:59 pm - The race for several mayoral seats got off to a slow start Monday in DuPage County, with no candidates emerging to challenge incumbents in Carol Stream and Wood Dale and only one so far in Oak Brook. The filing period for mayor as well as city...

Lines expected for first day of candidate filing

Dec 14 2014 | 10:16 pm - For the first time, school board candidates will be filing at county clerk's offices and election commissions around the suburbs.

Cantore focused on the future of DuPage forest preserve

Dec 11 2014 | 10:16 am - Joseph Cantore already has several goals he wants to meet as president of the DuPage County Forest Preserve commission. They include implementing a reorganization of the district and finding an executive director. “I am looking forward to...

Roselle approves deficit budget

Dec 10 2014 | 1:10 pm - Roselle will begin the new year with a budget that could allow the village to spend about $137,000 more than it takes in. Village trustees this week approved a nearly $30 million budget for the town’s fiscal year, which starts Jan. 1.

Ex-DuPage state’s attorney reflects on Topinka fondly

Dec 10 2014 | 5:38 pm - Joe Birkett, a former running mate of Judy Baar Topinka, remembered the Topinka as a hardworking, staight-talking public servant who always was looking for the best deal for the taxpayers. “She was a great leader,” Birkett said.

Roselle receives $6,500 donation for fireworks

Dec 09 2014 | 5:13 pm - Efforts to raise money so Roselle could have a July fireworks show are off to a running start after a $6,500 donation from Trustee Patrick Devitt, who organized a 5K run/walk to raise money for the July 3 fireworks. “The great thing about...

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