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 worker honored for saving man's life

Jun 28 2016 | 6:55 pm - A seasonal employee for the DuPage County Forest Preserve District is being hailed as a hero after giving CPR to a golfer who stopped breathing earlier this month.

DuPage County forest preserve may repair two historic buildings

Jun 28 2016 | 1:58 pm - Two historic buildings will be preserved by the DuPage County Forest Preserve District while the future of a third structure near Glen Ellyn remains in limbo.

DuPage forest preserve to decide fate of several buildings

Jun 27 2016 | 11:27 pm - DuPage Forest Preserve District commissioners on Tuesday will decide what to do with three buildings on district land.

DuPage forest district delays sale of horses to Schaumburg Park District

Jun 24 2016 | 7:10 pm - DuPage County Forest Preserve officials have delayed the sale of two draft horses to the Schaumburg Park District after residents raised concerns about the deal. It’s now unclear when, or if, a vote will happen.

COD board agrees to keep tuition, taxes flat

Jun 23 2016 | 11:08 pm - College of DuPage trustees have approved a budget that will keep tuition flat and hold the line on property taxes during the upcoming fiscal year.

DuPage forest preserve approves operating budget

Jun 22 2016 | 4:46 pm - DuPage forest commissioners have approved an operating budget of roughly $40.1 million for the coming fiscal year.

Morton Arboretum launches $63 million capital campaign

Jun 22 2016 | 6:09 pm - The Morton Arboretum has launched a five-year, $63 million capital campaign that will allow the outdoor tree museum in Lisle to deepen its scientific and conservation work, expand tree development, and improve core facilities, officials said.

Passenger in car that crashed into Aurora pond has died

Jun 20 2016 | 10:00 pm - A 48-year-old Aurora man who was a passenger in a car that plunged into a retention pond on the west side of Aurora early Sunday morning has died, authorities said.

West Chicago program encourages dads to read to their kids

Jun 18 2016 | 11:19 pm - The DuPage County Board recently honored 11 families that partcipated in the Fathers Reading Every Day program offered by West Chicago Elementary School District 33.

11 taken to hospitals after chemical spill at Itasca candy factory

Jun 17 2016 | 9:31 pm - Eleven workers from the Willy Wonka candy factory in Itasca were taken to area hospitals early Friday after getting sick while trying to clean a chemical spill inside the building, fire officials said.

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