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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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Prospect Heights tea party wins over mothers, daughters

Feb 06 2016 | 6:32 pm - About 60 moms and their daughters got all dressed up for the Mommy and Me Tea Saturday at the Rob Roy Golf Course Clubhouse in Prospect Heights. Five-year-old Samantha Powrozek said, “The best part of the tea party is being with mom.”

Images: Elk Grove vs. Hersey girls basketball

Jan 07 2016 | 9:25 pm - The Hersey High School girls basketball team hosted Elk Grove High School on Thursday, Jan. 7, in Arlington Heights.

Dinosaurs lure kids to learn in Palatine

Dec 29 2015 | 6:44 pm - About 45 children, 3rd through 6th grade, became budding paleontologists at the Dinosaurs STEM program Tuesday at the Palatine Library.

‘All I want for Christmas:’ Kids share their wishes

Dec 24 2015 | 4:29 am - What do kids want for Christmas? We spent some time with Santa at Woodfield Mall to find out. Toys like Skylanders: SuperChargers turned up frequently, but so did a perennial favorite: puppies. Check out our video to see what kids have on their...

Holiday Lights Contest: Mount Prospect home wins editors’ pick in Northwest suburbs

Dec 21 2015 | 6:04 pm - Greg Mulcahy of 14145 Sauk Lane in Mount Prospect Sauk Lane in Mount Prospect has been chosen by editors as the Northwest suburban winner of the Daily Herald Holiday Lights contest.

Images: Elk Grove vs. Schaumburg boys basketball

Dec 15 2015 | 9:03 pm - The Elk Grove High School boys basketball team hosted Schaumburg High School on Tuesday, Dec. 15, in Elk Grove.

Images: #TBT Gallery: Woodfield Mall through the years

Dec 09 2015 | 2:54 pm - This week's #TBT Gallery features photos from the Daily Herald archives looking back at the early days of Schaumburg's Woodfield Mall.

Fun run a hit with Woodview students

Oct 20 2015 | 7:14 pm - Students ran, jumped and crawled through obstacles during the “Wings Over Woodview” fun run at Woodview School in Grayslake.

Images: #TBT Gallery features Arlington Park through the years

Oct 15 2015 | 4:34 am - For this week's #TBT Gallery, Arlington International Racecourse was founded as Arlington Park by California businessman Harry D. “Curly” Brown. The track officially opened Oct. 13, 1927 to 20,000 spectators. Jockey Joe Bollero, who...

Images: #TBT Gallery looks back at Des Plaines

Oct 01 2015 | 4:04 am - Take a look back in time at Des Plaines through historic photos in this week's #TBT gallery.

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