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: #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.

Images: TBT Gallery looks back at January 1966.

Jan 18 2017 | 4:30 pm - Our #TBT Gallery looks back at Daily Herald photos from January of 1966.

Fox Lake students take field trip to help people in need

Jan 06 2017 | 7:02 pm - First-graders from Lotus Elementary School in Fox Lake were outside in Friday’s frigid weather to hang donated cold weather clothing in four parks in the Fox Lake and Round Lake areas to help people in need.

Kids get an early start on 2017 at library dance party

Dec 30 2016 | 7:03 pm - More than 140 young children and adults danced while soap bubbles filled the air as the Vernon Area Public Library rang in the new year just before noon Friday in Lincolnshire.

Images: A #TBT look back at winter activities in the 1970s

Dec 28 2016 | 10:58 am - Various ways people entertained themselves with winter activities in the northwest suburbs during the 1970s.

Images: Libertyville vs. Streamwood girls basketball

Dec 26 2016 | 4:48 pm - The Libertyville Wildcats hosted the Streamwood Sabres for girls basketball action on Monday, Dec. 26 in Libertyville.

Bartlett church hosts live nativity

Dec 24 2016 | 9:32 pm - Dozens of church members came to visit a live Nativity scene Christmas Eve at Poplar Creek Church in Bartlett.

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