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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Retired vice admiral named new College of DuPage president

May 02 2016 | 10:50 pm - Ann Rondeau, a past president of the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., has been picked to become the next president of the College of DuPage.

Q&A with College of DuPage chairwoman: Trustees must move forward

May 01 2016 | 5:40 am - College of DuPage board Chairwoman Deanne Mazzochi talks about the future of the college as trustees prepare to pick a new president.

College of DuPage could pick next president on Monday

Apr 29 2016 | 5:34 pm - The next president of the College of DuPage — and the sixth in the school’s 49-year history — could be named as early as Monday night.

DuPage election officials defend using law firm that donated to candidate

Apr 28 2016 | 7:15 pm - The law firm that advised the DuPage County Election Commission about Democratic recorder candidate Moon Khan’s challenge of last month’s primary results has donated more than $6,300 to Khan’s Republican opponent, state campaign...

DuPage property tax bills going up average 2.52%

Apr 27 2016 | 5:43 pm - Tax bills are being mailed later this week to DuPage County property owners, who can expect average increases of 2.52 percent.

Judge: No proof fired COD administrator committed misconduct

Apr 28 2016 | 10:30 am - An administrative law judge has ruled that a fired College of DuPage administrator is entitled to her unemployment benefits because the college failed to prove she committed misconduct.

DuPage looking to consolidate election commission, clerk’s office

Apr 26 2016 | 7:16 pm - More than four decades after election oversight was stripped from the DuPage County clerk’s office to create the DuPage Election Commission, officials are working to develop a plan to consolidate both offices to increase efficiency and reduce...

DuPage reviewing salaries of elected leaders

Apr 26 2016 | 7:16 pm - The salaries of several countywide and county board positions in DuPage County might be increased over a two-year period to keep them in line with the pay other leaders receive.

Why court security costs in DuPage are double that of its neighbors

Apr 24 2016 | 6:29 pm - DuPage County spends roughly double the money to provide courthouse security as four other collar counties, mainly because of its exclusive use of full-time sheriff’s deputies.

Mazzochi confirmed as College of DuPage chairwoman

Apr 22 2016 | 6:08 am - The new chairwoman of the College of DuPage board says she wants to discuss ways to “look forward” and “improve the college’s future” with every trustee, including those who don’t support her.

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