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 forest preserve moves ahead with Oak Meadows upgrades

Apr 27 2015 | 10:49 am - Work is scheduled to begin in early July on a multimillion dollar renovation of Oak Meadows Golf Preserve that will increase stormwater storage, create new wetlands and improve the environmental quality of the property in Addison. The course is...

Lisle runners lead suburban pack in Illinois River to River Relay race

Apr 25 2015 | 2:01 am - Why the dog biscuits? It's a tradition by organizers of the Illinois River to River Relay race in southern Illinois. “There was a concern about stray dogs down there in southern Illinois,” recalled Rick Eckstein, a Lisle resident who...

COD faculty wants Breuder on immediate leave; subpoena seeks surveillance video

Apr 25 2015 | 7:19 pm - The College of DuPage Faculty Association is calling on the board of trustees to place President Robert Breuder on immediate administrative leave. COD also confirmed a new subpoena seeks surveillance video from the day the first federal subpoenas...

State may disband group that receives DuPage fair funding

Apr 23 2015 | 6:12 pm - The Illinois Senate could vote in the next month to dissolve the agency that collects state money for the annual DuPage County Fair. State Rep. Peter Breen of Lombard announced this week that the Illinois House has unanimously supported a measure...

Absentee, provisional ballots change outcome of Bensenville race

Apr 23 2015 | 5:36 pm - A sitting Bensenville village trustee fell 10 votes short in her re-election bid, officials say, after it appeared she had kept her seat on Election Night. JoEllen Ridder learned this week that the close race she thought she had won on April 7...

No victor in Victory's commercial contest

Apr 23 2015 | 9:35 am - Victory Auto Wreckers has decided there won't be a single winner in its commercial-making contest after "some fishy" online voting. See all eight winners videos here.

DuPage Water Commission turnaround: It’s cutting water rates about 2%

Apr 21 2015 | 4:46 pm - The cost of water is dropping for most DuPage County towns for the first time since the agency that supplies Lake Michigan water was rocked by a financial scandal more than five years ago. The DuPage Water Commission has cut rates by about 2 percent...

Federal probe of COD likely to be lengthy, experts say

Apr 19 2015 | 11:24 pm - Federal investigators could be looking for “anything,” or perhaps probing possible fraud at College of DuPage, legal experts say. But they also say it’s entirely possible the feds may conclude no crimes were committed. One...

COD president uses $102,257 in foundation money to wine, dine donors

Apr 16 2015 | 1:08 am - The College of DuPage’s fundraising arm allowed school President Robert Breuder to spend $102,257 of its funds — frequently with a COD Foundation-issued credit card — to wine and dine potential donors and others over the past...

Federal authorities launch investigation of COD

Apr 15 2015 | 10:18 pm - A criminal investigation of College of DuPage has been launched by federal authorities, who have issued two subpoenas requesting various documents from the both the Glen Ellyn-based school and its Suburban Law Enforcement Academy.

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