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: Antioch vs. DeKalb playoff football

Nov 05 2016 | 6:22 pm - Antioch High School hosted DeKalb for the second round of the IHSA Class 7A football playoffs in Antioch.

Images: Chicago Cubs return home to Wrigley Field the Champions of the 2016 World Series

Nov 03 2016 | 6:36 pm - Scenes from outside Wrigley Field Thursday as the Chicago Cubs returned home the Champions of the 2016 World Series.

Images: #TBT Gallery revisits presidents, presidential candidates in suburbs

Nov 02 2016 | 11:19 am - Our #TBT Galllery of presidents and presidential candidates visiting Chicago and the suburbs over the years.

Images: Scenes outside Wrigley Field for Game 3 of the World Series

Oct 28 2016 | 8:46 pm - See moments from outside the ballpark during Game 3 of the World Series at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Parent’s quest for all-inclusive park in Elk Grove now reality

Oct 22 2016 | 4:06 pm - The Elk Grove Park District Saturday dedicated a new all-inclusive playground at the Al Hattendorf Center, 225 E. Elk Grove Blvd.

Images: Tour the new Zurich North America’s Schaumburg headquarters

Sep 28 2016 | 12:18 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 | 9:30 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 | 10:13 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 | 3:59 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 | 5:43 pm - Our #TBT Gallery takes a look back at golf in the suburbs in the 1960s and 1970s.

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