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Scott Sanders

DuPage County Photo Editor
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Scott Sanders is the DuPage Director of Photography. After a short period with Crescent Newspapers in Downers Grove, Scott joined the Daily Herald in the early 1970s as a staff photographer in the Lake County office.

A graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, he was that office's only photographer for the Daily Herald's group of weekly newspapers, where he won several state and national awards. In 1980, he transferred to the Daily Herald's Arlington Heights office as a staff photographer.

In 1987, he headed the efforts to begin photo coverage in DuPage County at the new office in Carol Stream. In the mid 1990s, he was promoted to his current position, where he leads the photo staff in the DuPage County office in Lisle. He currently lives in Elk Grove Village.

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Students learn about missiles, rockets at Cantigny

Aug 06 2014 | 5:55 pm - Middle school students got the chance to handle real, but nonfunctioning, rocket and missile launchers Wednesday during the First Division Museum’s Military Science Rocket Class at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. After learning the history of...

Students at Glen Ellyn’s St. James the Apostle capture spirit of caring

Apr 29 2014 | 8:54 am - “It’s not about yourself; it’s about helping other people.” With that one sentence, St. James the Apostle fifth-grader Mickey Schihl captured the spirit of the school’s recent Day of Service project in Glen Ellyn.

Bloomingdale Public Library offers ‘Senior Games’

Feb 13 2014 | 6:43 pm - Old-fashioned board games have not lost their appeal for a group of senior citizens who meet monthly at the Bloomingdale Public Library to participate in the Senior Games program. Karen Paras said she’s been coming regularly “because...

Longfellow students join Jump Rope for Heart campaign

Jan 31 2014 | 4:21 pm - When Longfellow Elementary School gym teacher Barb Williams lost her 28-year-old son to a heart attack, she decided to educate her students about the importance of heart health. So in 2006, she brought the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for...

Wheaton crews installing thousands of holiday lights

Nov 18 2013 | 4:21 pm - A very slow-motion ballet is under way above the streets of downtown Wheaton. Terry Armstrong and Anthony Cibella, members of the city's public works department, are using cherry pickers to maneuver in and around more than 100 trees to install...

Tips for capturing different images of the changing seasons

Nov 15 2013 | 12:14 pm - A single leaf hanging on the tip of a tree branch can provide a different viewpoint on the change of seasons for area photographers as fall morphs into winter.

How to take perfect pictures for your summer scrapbook

Jun 17 2013 | 6:32 am - Kids plus water plus cameras equal great family pictures. Or, at least it can, if you remember a few simple tips provided by the Daily Herald's staff photographers. Tip No. 1: Unless you have a camera specifically designed to be used around water,...

DuPage school districts honored in Itasca

Apr 22 2013 | 4:52 pm - Twenty DuPage County schools were recognized in Itasca on Monday for being named to the 2012 Illinois Honor Roll, which celebrates schools showing substantial academic improvement.

Stations of the Cross throughout the suburbs

Mar 30 2013 | 12:23 am - Local Christians celebrated Good Friday by taking part in processions and remembering Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

West Chicago students become living history display for Veterans Day

Nov 12 2012 | 4:45 pm - Fifth-grade students at Gary School in West Chicago modeled themselves as a living history display in honor of Veterans Day. They dressed as historical figures and gave short speeches about them when prompted by their classmates. "We want to teach...

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