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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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Images: Chicago Cubs over St. Louis Cardinals, 8-2

Sep 15 2017 | 7:03 pm - See action from the Chicago Cubs’ 8-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field in Chicago Friday afternoon.

Images: #TBT Gallery looks back at suburban police departments

Aug 29 2017 | 1:45 pm - #TBT Gallery looks back through the years at police departments in the suburbs.

Images: Preparations for the Arlington Million

Aug 10 2017 | 4:41 pm - See preparations for Saturday’s running of the Arlington Million at Arlington Park.

Images: #TBT Gallery looks back at high school softball, 1979-80

Jun 07 2017 | 12:06 pm - A look back at high school softball in the suburbs during 1979 and 1980.

Images: Kaneland High School graduation

May 21 2017 | 7:15 pm - Kaneland High School held their 2017 commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 21 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Images: West Aurora High School graduation

May 21 2017 | 5:54 pm - West Aurora High School held its 2017 commencement ceremony Sunday, May 21 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Images: #TBT Gallery looks back at Northwest suburban schools

Mar 15 2017 | 3:50 pm - A #TBT photo gallery looking back at schools in the Northwest suburbs.

Images: Maine West vs. Evanston Township HS, girls basketball

Feb 23 2017 | 11:15 pm - The Maine West High School girls basketball team faced Evanston Township High School on Thursday, Feb. 23, in the sectional final at Niles West High School.

Images: #TBT Gallery revisits Wheeling

Feb 16 2017 | 11:47 am - Today's #TBT Gallery features Wheeling. Illinois, featuring historic pictures of its famed Restaurant Row, Chevy Chase Country Club, and various views showing the growth of the suburb during the 1960s and 1970s

Images: Icons of Old Mill Creek

Feb 01 2017 | 3:52 pm - It has been said that Old Mill Creek — home of the Tempel Lipizzans and the historic Mill Creek Hunt Club — has more horses than people. The rolling hills and woodlands gives Old Mill Creek an old country equestrian charm.

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