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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Legal fix sought to keep DuPage tax increases valid

Dec 09 2016 | 3:39 pm - Lawyers for the DuPage County Election Commission next week are expected to decide how to fix a clerical error that may have jeopardized the results of four November referendums.

Why four new DuPage County tax increases could be in jeopardy

Dec 08 2016 | 7:53 pm - Four tax increases approved by DuPage County voters during the November election could be deemed invalid because the public was notified about the proposals three days too early.

Naperville police awaiting test results on possibly tainted gummy bears

Dec 07 2016 | 4:24 pm - Police say it could take as long as a month for authorities to determine if marijuana was in gummy bears that sickened a dozen students this week at Naperville North High School.

Soto stepping down as Bensenville village president

Dec 06 2016 | 4:08 pm - Bensenville Village President Frank Soto is resigning to take a state job as an arbitrator with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. His last day in office will be Thursday.

Oak Meadows could get a clubhouse

Dec 04 2016 | 8:05 pm - DuPage forest preserve commissioners are exploring the possibility of once again having a clubhouse at Oak Meadows Golf Preserve in Addison.

Oak Meadows improvements nearing the finish line

Dec 04 2016 | 8:04 pm - The new-look Oak Meadows Golf Preserve in Addison has been changed from the inside out. Over the past 18 months, crews have restored the portion of Salt Creek that runs through the 288-acre property and consolidated two golf courses into a single...

DuPage County elected officials sworn in

Dec 05 2016 | 10:48 pm - The last remaining Democrat on the DuPage County Board says she plans to work with her Republican colleagues to achieve mutual goals.

Neighbors, friends try to help families of men killed in crash

Dec 05 2016 | 4:57 pm - Friends and neighbors are seeking donations online to help the families of two men killed last week in a head-on crash in Naperville.

Blass concedes to Chaplin in DuPage County Board race

Dec 02 2016 | 9:10 pm - Richard Blass officially has ended his bid for a District 2 DuPage County Board seat. The Elmhurst Republican on Friday night announced he won’t seek a partial recount of the results from the Nov. 8 election that show Democratic incumbent...

Developer wants to build 27 houses on long-vacant Warrenville site

Dec 01 2016 | 12:22 pm - Nearly a decade after buying a former warehouse site, Warrenville soon could achieve its goal of seeing the property redeveloped as a residential project — even as some are calling for the land to become a park.

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