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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Bicyclist hit by vehicle in Wheaton

Oct 26 2016 | 12:20 pm - A bicyclist was injured when he was struck by a pickup truck on the south side of Wheaton, police said Wednesday.

DuPage forest preserve to reduce guard house locations

Oct 25 2016 | 4:36 pm - DuPage County Forest Preserve officials are taking steps to remove four properties from its resident guard program.

Immigration reform divides Roskam, Howland

Oct 25 2016 | 12:42 am - The candidates vying for the 6th Congressional District seat disagree on how to reform the nation’s immigration system.

American English to headline benefit concert in Roselle

Oct 24 2016 | 5:32 pm - American English, the acclaimed Beatles tribute band, is going to headline a Nov. 4 concert in Roselle that will raise money for various organizations and programs that support veterans.

Wheaton advocate: Dispose of your fishing line for the sake of animals

Oct 23 2016 | 11:36 pm - Wheaton resident Amy Tavolino rescues birds injured by fishing lines and hooks at forest preserves and parks. Now she wants to raise awareness about the problem.

Suburban emergency crews put to the test during airport drill

Oct 22 2016 | 4:34 pm - More than a dozen local and federal agencies participated in a plane crash simulation Saturday at the DuPage Airport in West Chicago

Mettawa trustee remembered as ‘humble man’

Oct 22 2016 | 7:11 pm - Mettawa Trustee Bill Armstrong died Friday from viral pneumonia died Friday from viral pneumonia. Friends and family are remembering him as a deeply religious, “gentle” man.

USDA kills pig at Naperville-area forest preserve

Oct 21 2016 | 6:36 pm - A male pig that spent weeks roaming Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve near Naperville was killed Thursday by a hunter from the USDA.

Emergency exercise planned for DuPage Airport

Oct 19 2016 | 4:53 pm - More than a dozen local and federal agencies will participate Saturday morning in a plane crash simulation at DuPage Airport in West Chicago.

Rauner talks budget impasse, education funding

Oct 17 2016 | 5:37 pm - Gov. Bruce Rauner sounded off on several topics, including education funding and the state budget impasse, during a Monday question-and-answer session with area business leaders.

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