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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Bloomingdale resort getting new hotel; hundreds of houses planned

Feb 18 2017 | 1:36 am - The owner of Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale says the property’s hotel will be converted into a DoubleTree By Hilton and its shuttered golf course could be transformed into a neighborhood with hundreds of houses for empty nesters.

Governor signs measure to keep DuPage referendums valid

Feb 17 2017 | 4:54 pm - Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to erase a technical error that jeopardized four property tax increases approved in November by DuPage County voters.

DuComm to improve and move into DuPage’s former youth home

Feb 15 2017 | 4:32 pm - A 911 dispatch center that serves 45 police and fire agencies in DuPage County is planning to move into the county’s former youth home by fall 2018.

Pedestrian killed by vehicle along Route 59 in Warrenville

Feb 15 2017 | 11:42 am - An adult pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle Tuesday along Route 59 in Warrenville has died, authorities said Wednesday. The pedestrian, who wasn’t identified by Warrenville police, died after being taken to an area hospital.

Oak Meadows poised to get new name

Feb 14 2017 | 5:30 pm - The new-look Oak Meadows Golf Course in Addison soon is expected to have a new name. Commissioners with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County are going to vote next week to authorize the 288-acre property to be renamed “The Preserve...

DuPage Democrats opposing proposed merger of county offices

Feb 14 2017 | 5:46 pm - Legislation is being considered in Springfield that would pave the way for the DuPage County Election Commission to be merged with the county clerk’s office. But DuPage Democrats who have floated the idea of returning election oversight power...

Budget gap could spur College of DuPage tuition increase

Feb 10 2017 | 4:56 pm - College of DuPage officials will need to increase tuition rates or spend down reserves — or a combination of the two — in order to avoid “programmatic cuts” in fiscal 2018.

Young athletes at Norge Ski Club say jumping is amazing

Feb 13 2017 | 9:38 am - What’s it feel like to fly? Jumpers at the 112th International Winter Tournament at the Norge Ski Club on Saturday had a pretty good idea.

DuPage group pushing for all municipalities to get home-rule power

Feb 09 2017 | 7:33 pm - The DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference will ask state legislators to give all towns in Illinois home rule power. Municipal leaders say it’s necessary to survive during times of such uncertainty concerning state funding.

DuPage against state eliminating pay for election panel

Feb 08 2017 | 5:06 pm - DuPage County is opposing legislation to eliminate the $27,500 annual salary paid to members of the county’s board of election commissioners.

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