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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DuPage keeping lobbyists for another year

Aug 25 2015 | 8:03 pm - DuPage County officials defended the county’s use of lobbyists before awarding nearly $300,000 in contracts to several firms. "It is critically important that the county maintain an effective presence in both Washington, D.C. and...

DuPage may discuss using bailiffs for court security to save money

Aug 25 2015 | 4:54 pm - In search of a cheaper way to secure the DuPage County courthouse, county board members opened discussions on having personnel other than sheriff's deputies provide court security. One official estimated the savings at as much $50,000 per employee.

DuPage County might spend $284,000 to keep lobbyists

Aug 24 2015 | 2:46 pm - DuPage County Board members are expected to decide Tuesday whether to spend $284,000 to continue using four lobbying firms to promote the county’s legislative agenda at the state and federal levels.

COD hires new law firms

Aug 21 2015 | 8:11 pm - Two law firms initially hired on a temporary basis by College of DuPage’s new board majority will continue representing the school for the forceable future. Meanwhile, two other firms that previous COD boards used for legal advice are on the...

Students, residents want theater group to return to COD

Aug 21 2015 | 8:08 pm - Nearly two years after the Buffalo Theatre Ensemble’s last performance on the College of DuPage campus, students and residents are urging the school’s board of trustees to bring back the professional theater group.

COD trustees vote to begin Breuder termination proceedings

Aug 21 2015 | 8:51 am - A push to fire embattled College of DuPage President Robert Breuder — and perhaps rescind his nearly $763,000 buyout agreement — started in earnest Thursday night with COD trustees voting to initiate termination proceedings.

Breuder gets 3% raise even though he's on leave

Aug 20 2015 | 8:36 am - College of DuPage President Robert Breuder received a 3 percent raise last month even though he was on paid administrative leave, was banned from stepping foot on campus and had a majority of the school's trustees actively looking for ways to fire...

COD trustee says she could be fifth vote needed to fire Breuder

Aug 20 2015 | 8:32 am - Would College of DuPage Trustee Dianne McGuire be the needed fifth vote to fire embattled President Robert Breuder? Only if she's presented with "compelling and valid legal evidence" supporting termination. "It's hard for me to believe they've found...

COD board to consider firing Breuder

Aug 19 2015 | 4:54 am - Termination proceedings could begin as early as Thursday against College of DuPage President Robert Breuder if authorized by the school’s board of trustees, officials said Tuesday. Even if the board votes to initiate the proceedings, officials...

DuPage hopes to improve, not sell, convalescent center

Aug 16 2015 | 3:35 pm - DuPage County Board members have agreed to spend $99,500 to hire a consultant to study the DuPage Convalescent Center and develop a list of recommendations improving the operation and management of the Wheaton facility.

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