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Bob Chwedyk

Staff Photographer
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Bob Chwedyk has been a staff photographer with the Daily Herald since 1984. Over the years, he has provided photo coverage of six NBA titles, NFL and MLB playoffs, baseball spring training, football training camp, two political conventions, and events both large and small, including business, features, sports and general news in and around the Northwest suburbs and Chicago. He has photographed six U.S. presidents, Fortune 500 CEOs, and celebrities such as Muhammad Ali, Bob Hope, Allen Ginsberg, and Yoko Ono. His work was included in the citywide "Chicago in the Year 2000" photo project documenting the city of Chicago in the new millennium.

Bob has received awards from the Illinois Press Photographers Association, the National Press Photographers Association, The Associated Press and a Peter Lisagor Award from the Chicago Headline Club. Bob graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago with a BA in Design and Photography, and later earned an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He has been an adjunct photo instructor at the College of Lake County in Grayslake since 2006.

A native Chicago Southwest Sider and loyal White Sox and Blackhawks fan, Bob enjoys playing guitar in his spare time and chillin' out on his favorite lake in the Northwoods of Wisconsin with his wife Kathy.

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What's your one word for this cold weather?

Nov 19 2014 | 12:59 pm - With this recent round of unseasonably cold weather, we wondered what one word you would use to describe the conditions. Photojournalist Bob Chwedyk hit the streets to find out what your word would be.

Mundelein students test the acidity level of Halloween candy

Oct 28 2014 | 5:59 pm - Halloween had a science theme Tuesday at Mechanics Grove Elementary School in Mundelein, where 20 students clad in goggles, gloves and plastic aprons tested trick-or-treat candy for its acidity levels.

Hoffman fiesta promotes Hispanic culture and keeps it alive

Oct 11 2014 | 4:31 pm - Hoffman Estates was home Saturday to the Hispanic Heritage Day Fiesta, celebrating the community's diverse culture with an afternoon of the sights, sounds and tastes of Hispanic culture.

Students use vibrant fall leaf colors to create artwork

Oct 07 2014 | 4:01 pm - Fall colors were in full bloom Tuesday at the Fremont Public Library’s “Autumn Leaves: A Painting Workshop” given by art teacher Christine Thornton of Mount Prospect. Twenty-nine artists, from novice to experienced, learned how...

Kindergartners hitch ride on Libertyville fire truck

Sep 23 2014 | 4:01 pm - Nineteen children from Kristi Patterson’s Butterfield Elementary School kindergarten class were given a rare thrill Tuesday, when they hitched a ride on a fire truck.

Meet cancer nurse who helps patients through murky waters

Sep 13 2014 | 6:35 am - Cancer nurse Juli Aistars takes the scare out of the scary. At Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Aistars specializes in dealing with prostate cancer patients, navigating them through pre-treatment, post-treatment tests and setting...

‘Miss Carole’ has kids dancing and jumping at Cook Memorial library in Libertyville

Jul 29 2014 | 3:09 pm - More than 80 children and adults danced, wiggled and jumped with Miss Carole and Macaroni Soup! Wednesday at the Cook Memorial Public Library in Libertyville.

Lake County 4-H summer camp pitches healthy snacks, new fruits and veggies

Jun 17 2014 | 3:05 pm - Making healthy snacks, trying out new fruits and vegetables and learning first aid fundamentals are among the activities at the first 4H Health Rocks Summer Day Camp. Kids, ages 5 to 7 , and three “teen teachers” are participating in...

Elk Grove Village goes ‘under the big top’

Jun 14 2014 | 8:25 pm - The Elk Grove Hometown Parade kicks off at 2 p.m. at Tonne Road and Elk Grove Boulevard. Follows the boulevard to Rotary Fest festival grounds.

Moving Picture: Mundelein school kids call him ‘Grandpa’

Jun 13 2014 | 9:36 am - “Grandpa Mark” is a school treasure. Just ask the students and faculty at Washington Elementary School in Mundelein. Students are so in love with Mark Stein that the school has worked him into a full-time volunteer job, helping out in...

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