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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Berlin rejects DuPage clerk candidate’s request for investigation

Oct 20 2014 | 1:06 pm - DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin says there's no evidence to support a claim that county clerk candidate Paul Hinds improperly used county employees to notorize his nominating papers.

DuPage candidates differ on consolidating fire districts

Oct 19 2014 | 6:14 am - DuPage County Board candidate Jeremy Custer says county officials are “moving too fast” to consolidate fire districts and fire departments. But his opponent in the Nov. 4 election — District 4 incumbent Grant Eckhoff —...

Oak Brook man donates $50,000 for heroin fight

Oct 16 2014 | 10:13 pm - After losing his 18-year-old grandson to a heroin overdose in March, Edward Heil wanted to do something to prevent others from being killed by the drug. On Thursday, the Oak Brook man donated $50,000 to the DuPage Narcan Program, which trains police...

Opiate overdose reversal drug saves 25 lives in DuPage

Oct 17 2014 | 11:06 am - DuPage County authorities reported Thursday that 25 lives have been saved since the county started a program that equips local police officers with the opiate overdose reversal drug Narcan.

DuPage may take fresh look at former landfills

Oct 15 2014 | 7:47 pm - Nearly two decades have passed since DuPage County Forest Preserve officials created a master plan to transform two shuttered garbage dumps into recreation havens. The question now is whether county residents still want toboggan runs, cross-country...

DuPage considering pay hike for sheriff’s supervisors

Oct 14 2014 | 6:35 pm - DuPage County Board members on Tuesday postponed action on a request to boost the salaries of supervisors in the sheriff’s department. Sheriff John Zaruba has told board members that in some cases his deputies are being paid almost as much as...

Doing enough on O’Hare noise? DuPage board candidates debate

Oct 14 2014 | 12:21 am - Last month, DuPage County Board candidate Rolly Waller blasted his opponent, Paul Fichtner, and the county board for doing nothing to address airplane noise from O’Hare International Airport. Now, Waller is criticizing the board’s...

Marklund expanding its school in Bloomingdale

Oct 14 2014 | 6:38 pm - Marklund took the next step toward expanding its Day School in Bloomingdale by breaking ground on a $4.2 million addition that focuses on students diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The future facility — dubbed the Ann Haskins Center —...

DuPage forest preserve staff wants building named after retiring leader

Oct 10 2014 | 12:26 pm - The DuPage County Forest Preserve District’s administrative employees want to ensure that the district’s longest serving president — D. “Dewey” Pierotti — isn’t forgotten by putting his name on the...

DuPage forest preserve candidate vows to make seat a full-time job

Oct 09 2014 | 11:30 pm - A Democratic challenger seeking a seat on the DuPage County Forest Preserve Commission says he’ll quit his job to become a full-time member of the board if he’s elected next month. Before Evan Wolfe submits his two weeks’...

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