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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IMRF: Simple resolution could end pensions for elected DuPage forest officials

Mar 22 2017 | 6:12 pm - DuPage County Forest Preserve District commissioners can immediately eliminate their taxpayer-funded pensions if they simply pass a resolution saying they’re doing less than 1,000 hours of work each year. But it appears unlikely most...

DuPage forest preserve may end pensions for elected officials

Mar 21 2017 | 4:49 pm - DuPage County Forest Preserve District commissioners are seeking to halt their taxpayer-funded pensions, but it’s unclear how they can eliminate the perk.

Lombard park commissioners: Library knew about encroachment concerns

Mar 20 2017 | 5:56 pm - Lombard Park District commissioners say library officials have known for more than a year that they oppose any plans to have a new $22.3 million building encroach into neighboring Lilacia Park. Now that opposition has complicated negotiations...

College of DuPage board agrees to keep tuition flat

Mar 16 2017 | 11:34 pm - Tuition will remain flat during the next academic year at College of DuPage as officials take other steps to address a projected budget deficit.

Glen Ellyn, COD putting feud behind them

Mar 17 2017 | 4:16 pm - Disagreements between College of DuPage and Glen Ellyn about electronic signs and other issues resulted in DuPage County accepting regulatory control over the school’s campus in 2012. Now there’s a proposal to return that authority...

Lombard Park District’s air rights block library’s building plan

Mar 15 2017 | 12:04 am - Lombard library officials are being forced to modify their plans for a new $22.3 million building after having an unexpected land dispute with the park district.

DuPage sheriff’s department getting new dash cameras

Mar 15 2017 | 2:55 pm - The DuPage County sheriff’s department is going to spend more than $600,000 to replace aging video cameras in dozens of its squad cars. But while the purchase will help the department develop the infrastructure needed for body cameras, county...

Lisle abandons legal fight over closed-session meeting tape

Mar 14 2017 | 10:21 am - Lisle has abandoned a legal fight with the Illinois attorney general and has released the recording of a closed-door discussion among village trustees about refinancing debt from the construction of the Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex.

Gas station proposal divides Warrenville candidates

Mar 13 2017 | 10:49 am - Warrenville’s mayoral candidates sharply disagree on whether the city should buy a shuttered gas station at the corner of Warrenville and Batavia roads.

Lisle mayoral candidates differ on property tax freeze

Mar 10 2017 | 9:40 am - A proposed property tax freeze for Lisle has become a central issue in the village’s mayoral race.

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