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: An Hour in Palatine

Jun 27 2015 | 8:32 am - We spent an hour roaming Palatine photographing whatever caught our eye. Big and small, old and new, all unique to Palatine.

Mount Prospect Irish Fest draws elite Irish dancers, musicians

Apr 25 2015 | 5:32 pm - Sorry lads and lassies, you'll have to wait 326 days until St. Patrick's Day. But who's counting? In Mount Prospect, no one pays attention to that pesky calendar. A celebration of the Emerald Isle can by just as fun in April as March. All the...

Schaumburg retiree finds second career with 3 volunteer jobs

Apr 16 2015 | 2:03 am - For uber-volunteer Gayle Sharpless, it took about two days after retiring from her clerical job in Chicago in 2012 to realize that retirement wasn’t for her. "Sitting around doing nothing wasn't for me," the Schaumburg resident said. "I love...

World War II re-enactors bring uniforms, equipment and history lesson to Mundelein classroom

Apr 02 2015 | 7:37 pm - World War II re-enactors used authentic uniforms and equipment to take Fremont Middle School students back in time and bring the war to life Thursday. Historians from Elburn-based Don’t Know Much About History re-created for eighth-graders...

Vernon Area library program shows kids the science of circuits and geometry through paper folding

Mar 31 2015 | 5:29 pm - Seventeen youths learned the science of circuits and geometry through the art of paper folding Tuesday during the Vernon Area Public Library’s “MAKE IT: Paper and Origami Circuits” program.

Students and instructors at Gurnee school raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Mar 18 2015 | 8:08 am - The sound of buzzing barber clippers filled the student lounge Tuesday at Computer Systems Institute in Gurnee, as the school held its inaugural St. Baldrick’s Foundation event to benefit childhood cancer research.

CLC artists team up to sell ceramic bowls to raise money for food bank

Mar 10 2015 | 5:26 pm - Members of the College of Lake County’s Community Clay Association, consisting of faculty and students, created more than 1,000 bowls for CLC’s seventh annual “Empty Bowls” event Tuesday.

‘Heineman Apprentice’ spotlights local causes

Feb 24 2015 | 7:29 pm - Students at Heineman Middle School take part in the "Heineman Apprentice” competition Tuesday at the Algonquin school. It challenges literacy students to raise awareness for a local or global cause. Students have been working in teams to do...

Hearty anglers brave cold for ice fishing on Bangs Lake

Jan 20 2015 | 6:05 pm - At least two-dozen people endured the Tuesday morning cold and gloom to venture out on to frozen Bangs Lake in Wauconda to drill holes in the seven-inch thick ice and hope for the fish start biting soon.

Harper students say ‘Aloha’ to new semester

Jan 15 2015 | 9:58 am - It may have been 16 degrees outside Wednesday, but inside Harper College’s student center there was plenty of warmth. Students were welcomed back to a new semester with a full-blown Hawaiian beach party featuring a mechanical surf board, hula...

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