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: Tour the new Zurich North America’s Schaumburg headquarters

Sep 28 2016 | 1:18 pm - Zurich North America’s stunning 750,000-square-foot headquarters in Schaumburg bucks the trend of corporations abandoning suburban campuses for city centers. The massive glass, steel and wood structure is a throwback to an era when companies...

Images: Fremd falls to Barrington, 27-12 in football

Sep 23 2016 | 10:30 pm - The Fremd High School football team hosted and fell 27-12 to Barrington High School on Friday, Sept. 23, in Palatine.

Images: Maine West falls to Rolling Meadows, 13-0 in football

Sep 16 2016 | 11:13 pm - The Maine West High School football team hosted Rolling Meadows HIgh School on Friday, Sept 16, in Des Plaines.

Images: Waukegan vs. Lake Zurich football

Sep 10 2016 | 4:59 pm - The Waukegan Bulldogs hosted the Lake Zurich Bears for football action on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Waukegan.

Images: #TBT Gallery looks back at golf

Aug 31 2016 | 6:43 pm - Our #TBT Gallery takes a look back at golf in the suburbs in the 1960s and 1970s.

Medieval Times knights pack school supplies for needy kids

Aug 04 2016 | 7:33 pm - The Actors and actresses from the Medieval Times in Schaumburg, including the Royal Court and Knights, stuffed school supplies into kits outside their castle Thursday morning.

Images: Cubs over Mariners, 12-1 on Friday

Jul 29 2016 | 7:17 pm - See action from the Chicago Cubs’ 12-1 win over the Seattle Mariners in an interleague matchup at Wrigley Field in Chicago Friday afternoon.

Images: Rolling Meadows High School graduation

Jun 05 2016 | 5:13 pm - Rolling Meadows High School held its graduation on Sunday, June 5, at the school.

Images: Buffalo Grove High School graduation

Jun 05 2016 | 4:16 pm - Buffalo Grove High School held its graduation on Sunday, June 5, at the school.

Images: Glenbard West vs. New Trier boys volleyball state championship

Jun 04 2016 | 10:58 pm - See the action as Glenbard West beat New Trier 2-0 to win the boys volleyball state championship in Hoffman Estates.

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