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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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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 | 8:29 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 | 7:05 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 | 10:58 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...

Meet the CLC professor who uses sci-fi to teach sociology

Jan 02 2015 | 2:24 pm - What do William Shatner, Ricardo Montalban, “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” have in common with sociology? They’ve all become important teaching tools in John Tenuto’s classes at College of Lake County. Tenuto uses...

New Year starts early for the preschool set in Des Plaines and Schaumburg

Dec 31 2014 | 5:23 pm - The sound of noisemakers pierced the air as 400 brightly colored balloons descended to the floor, as more than 40 children and their parents rang in the new year, albeit 12 hours early, at the second annual Preschool Noon Year’s Eve Party at...

Music gets kids, parents moving at Wheeling library

Dec 30 2014 | 8:13 pm - Nearly 60 children and adults danced and sang Tuesday at the Indian Trails Public Library in Wheeling during Jiggle Jam with Jodi Koplin, an interactive “MusicFest for Children.”

Kids, adults fight cabin fever with fitness challenge in Wheeling

Dec 29 2014 | 8:17 pm - What better cure for cabin fever than having 40 kids and adults jump, hop, and shimmy to the Ultimate Health and Fitness Challenge at the Indian Trails Library District in Wheeling? The program Monday teamed kids and adults for various games that...

S. Elgin students prepping for future in broadcasting

Dec 22 2014 | 7:17 pm - Beacon Academy at South Elgin High School prepares their students for a future in broadcast journalism. The program offers hands-on, industry-specific training, state-of-the art technology, and an opportunity to get a head start on higher education.

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