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 reopens newly renovated animal shelter

May 24 2016 | 10:30 pm - Dogs and cats are expected to have a better, quieter stay at DuPage County’s Animal Care and Control facility after a roughly $930,000 renovation of the building.

Lisle residents oppose plan to refinance sports complex debt

May 24 2016 | 4:35 pm - Some Lisle residents want Lisle to delay refinancing of $4.2 million in debt related to the construction 12 years ago of the Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex.

College of DuPage looking to keep tuition, taxes flat

May 22 2016 | 10:57 pm - College of DuPage officials are planning to keep tuition flat and hold the line on property taxes during the next fiscal year, even though the school is expecting to get zero financial support from the state.

Panel suggests ways for College of DuPage to keep its accreditation

May 20 2016 | 5:12 pm - A College of DuPage task force has developed a list of recommendations for how to resolve issues raised by an accreditation agency that put the school on probation.

Former DuPage forest director dead at 87

May 17 2016 | 6:00 pm - Chuck Johnson, the man who professionalized the DuPage County Forest Preserve District and guided its growth for more than three decades died earlier this month. He was 87 years old.

Mayor: West Chicago 'closer to the end' of environmental cleanup

May 17 2016 | 6:35 am - West Chicago Mayor Ruben Pineda focused on the progress made in the ongoing environmental cleanup of a former factory site and other positive accomplishments during Monday night's state of the city address.

Villa Park high school teachers aide charged with sex assault

May 13 2016 | 5:21 pm - A teachers aide who worked at Willowbrook High School is facing sexual assault charges after a 16-year-old male student at the Villa Park school revealed that they had sex, authorities said.

Federal money on way for West Chicago environmental cleanup

May 13 2016 | 3:31 pm - In a sign that the environmental cleanup of the former Kerr-McGee factory site in West Chicago will be completed, the project has received a roughly $17.6 million reimbursement payment from federal government.

DuPage election officials working to prevent errors in write-in races

May 12 2016 | 10:15 am - In response to mistakes made during the March primary, DuPage County election officials are considering a plan to audit future write-in races when “an obvious discrepancy” is found.

DuPage looking to enlist more election judges

May 12 2016 | 4:12 pm - Long lines and other problems that plagued some DuPage County polling places on the day of the March primary could have been avoided if enough election judges showed up to work, officials say.

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