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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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.

Gas explosion leaves gaping hole at Maine Township apartment building

May 19 2016 | 7:11 pm - Bricks, shattered glass, clothes and household furnishings were scattered about an unincorporated Maine Township apartment complex Thursday following a gas explosion in a garden apartment, authorities said. “I was on my side and next thing...

32 tenants displaced by Bensenville apartment fire

May 09 2016 | 4:44 pm - All 32 tenants of the Brentwood Apartments complex in Bensenville were forced from their homes Monday morning by a fire that caused extensive damage throughout the building.

Images: #TBT Gallery celebrates Mother’s Day

Apr 27 2016 | 10:00 am - As Mother’s Day approaches, we take a look back at moms in the suburbs throughout the years.

Meet the energetic nun who mentors teens at St. James

Apr 14 2016 | 11:37 pm - She plays guitar, teaches confirmation class, and leads teenagers on tree-planting mission trips. It takes a lot of energy to be director of youth ministry at a busy parish like St. James in Arlington Heights, but Sister Faustina Ferko is up to the...

Images: Cute animals galore at Arlington Park pet expo

Mar 18 2016 | 5:28 pm - There are plenty of cute animals to see at the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park. The event is said to be one of America’s biggest family pet expo under one roof with entertainment, demonstrations, products, hundreds of animal...

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