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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COD trustee Olsen to fill Sandack’s seat

Jul 30 2016 | 4:52 pm - The vice chairman of the College of DuPage board has been chosen to replace 81st District state Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove, who abruptly resigned from his seat.

DuPage County inviting residents to participate in budget survey

Jul 29 2016 | 1:23 pm - DuPage County taxpayers are getting the opportunity to tell county officials how they should be spending their money.

Third-party candidate for DuPage County Board won’t be on November ballot

Jul 29 2016 | 5:47 am - A third-party candidate for a DuPage County Board seat won’t appear on the November ballot after the county’s electoral board ruled there were problems with his nominating papers.

Fate of golf course land in Bloomingdale remains unclear

Jul 28 2016 | 3:49 pm - The owner of Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale has yet to decide what will happen to roughly 190 acres of open space after it’s no longer used as a golf course.

DuPage County Fair begins 5-day run in Wheaton today

Jul 27 2016 | 12:22 am - The DuPage County Fair is promising to have something for everyone when it kicks off its five-day run Wednesday in Wheaton.

DuPage forest preserve planning year-round wagon rides

Jul 28 2016 | 3:59 pm - DuPage County Forest Preserve District officials are looking to offer horse-drawn wagon rides year-round to expand opportunities for recreation and education at three preserves.

Decision on Sandack’s replacement still days away

Jul 26 2016 | 6:29 pm - A decision on replacing 81st District state Rep. Ron Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican, likely won’t come until the weekend, according to an official involved in making the appointment.

Two charged in Aurora shooting

Jul 23 2016 | 11:06 am - Two Aurora men are facing attempted murder charges in connection with a Thursday afternoon shooting on the city’s near east side.

Re-enactment in Elgin pays homage to Vietnam veterans

Jul 23 2016 | 5:47 pm - Vietnam veterans are being honored this weekend as part of the 2/327th Vietnam Reenactment Group’s first “Return to the A Shau: A Vietnam Living History Event” at Camp Big Timber near Elgin.

Pilot in fatal Plainfield-area plane crash identified

Jul 22 2016 | 9:31 pm - The National Transportation Safety Board says it’s expected to take about a year to determine what caused a fiery private plane crash Thursday that left the pilot dead.

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