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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Two charged in Aurora shooting

Jul 23 2016 | 11:06 am - Two Aurora men are facing attempted murder charges in connection with a Thursday afternoon shooting on the city’s near east side.

Re-enactment in Elgin pays homage to Vietnam veterans

Jul 23 2016 | 5:47 pm - Vietnam veterans are being honored this weekend as part of the 2/327th Vietnam Reenactment Group’s first “Return to the A Shau: A Vietnam Living History Event” at Camp Big Timber near Elgin.

Pilot in fatal Plainfield-area plane crash identified

Jul 22 2016 | 9:31 pm - The National Transportation Safety Board says it’s expected to take about a year to determine what caused a fiery private plane crash Thursday that left the pilot dead.

Dramatic changes coming to Bloomingdale resort

Jul 22 2016 | 5:31 pm - The Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort will permanently close its golf course and conference center as part of a plan to preserve and improve the hotel on the Bloomingdale property.

Pilot killed as plane crashes into Plainfield-area subdivision

Jul 22 2016 | 5:59 am - A small airplane plummeted into a subdivision Thursday morning in the Plainfield-Joliet area, killing one person aboard and sparking a house fire, authorities said.

Educator appointed to vacant seat on Lisle village board

Jul 20 2016 | 6:29 pm - A 14-year resident with a background in education has been selected to fill a vacancy on the Lisle village board.

Outside help needed to save landmark building near Glen Ellyn

Jul 19 2016 | 4:23 pm - DuPage County Forest Preserve President Joseph Cantore says the McKee House near Glen Ellyn could be spared from the wrecking ball if preservationists rally to save it.

DuPage reminding trail users to watch for horses

Jul 08 2016 | 2:53 pm - DuPage County officials are going to post signs to remind nature trail users to be mindful of riders on horseback after a Wheaton woman was thrown from her mount during an encounter with a mountain biker.

DuPage panel keeps one Democrat, removes another from ballot

Jul 07 2016 | 6:26 pm - A Democrat running for DuPage County circuit court clerk has survived a challenge to his nomination and will appear on the November ballot. A Democratic hopeful for a forest preserve seat wasn’t as lucky.

New College of DuPage president focusing first on accreditation

Jul 06 2016 | 7:30 pm - New College of DuPage President Ann Rondeau is wasting no time in her quest to help repair the school’s image and rebuild trust with the community. But nothing’s more important, she says, than addressing its accreditation status.

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