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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COD board candidates largely oppose buyout package for Breuder

Jan 30 2015 | 5:35 am - Candidates for the College of DuPage board of trustees are nearly unanimous in their opposition to the existing board's controversial decision to approve a $762,000 buyout package for the president of the Glen Ellyn school. One incumbent defends the...

COD board again approves Breuder deal, despite outcry

Jan 29 2015 | 7:28 pm - Amid calls from dozens of residents,students and faculty members to reconsider, College of DuPage trustees have approved a controversial $762,000 buyout package for the school’s president. The college’s board voted 6-1 on Wednesday...

Changes at animal control facility raising some concerns

Jan 27 2015 | 6:18 pm - Some current and former DuPage County Animal Care and Control staff members are voicing concerns with what they called the termination of the agency’s veterinary administrator and the county’s perceived lack of a plan to ensure the...

COD to vote again on Breuder $762,000 severance package

Jan 27 2015 | 6:53 am - College of DuPage trustees are expected to take another vote Wednesday on a controversial $762,000 buyout package for President Robert Breuder, which has prompted a government watchdog group to urge officials to reject the severance deal this time...

Judge scolds Bolingbrook man for selling fake Blackhawks tickets

Jan 27 2015 | 5:40 am - A Bolingbrook man who admitted to forging fake Chicago Blackhawks tickets avoided prison time on Monday. However, Edgar I. Kim didn't leave the DuPage County courtroom without getting an earful from a judge who apparently is a Blackhawks fan.

Victory Auto Wreckers to replace its classic car-door-falling-off commercial

Jan 23 2015 | 4:23 pm - The iconic television commercial that made Victory Auto Wreckers a household name is slated to end its nearly 30-year run on Chicago airwaves later this year. Victory owner Kyle Weisner says a new commercial is in the works for his Bensenville...

Over 300 building violations found at DuPage fairgrounds

Jan 23 2015 | 7:29 pm - DuPage County Fair organizers are vowing the annual event will continue without interruption despite the discovery of more than 300 building code violations inside multiple structures at the DuPage County fairgrounds. Wheaton City Manager Don Rose...

DuPage parts ways with animal control boss

Jan 23 2015 | 11:55 pm - The veterinary administrator who oversaw DuPage County Animal Care and Control for more than two years no longer works at the Wheaton facility. Dr. Todd Faraone’s employment with the county ended this week, a county spokesman confirmed on...

COD board says yes to $762,000 Breuder severance deal

Jan 23 2015 | 7:13 pm - College of DuPage board members voted 6-1 tonight to end President Robert Breuder’s tenure early with a roughly $762,000 buyout package. Breuder will be paid nearly three times his base salary when he retires March 31, 2016. The dissenter was...

Movie theaters coming back to Oakbrook Center

Jan 21 2015 | 7:33 am - Nearly a dozen years after Oakbrook Center’s last movie theater closed, first-run films are returning to the Oak Brook mall. Oak Brook trustees have given their blessing for a more than $50 million plan to build a 12-screen luxury movie...

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