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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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Meet cancer nurse who helps patients through murky waters

Sep 13 2014 | 7:35 am - Cancer nurse Juli Aistars takes the scare out of the scary. At Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Aistars specializes in dealing with prostate cancer patients, navigating them through pre-treatment, post-treatment tests and setting...

‘Miss Carole’ has kids dancing and jumping at Cook Memorial library in Libertyville

Jul 29 2014 | 4:09 pm - More than 80 children and adults danced, wiggled and jumped with Miss Carole and Macaroni Soup! Wednesday at the Cook Memorial Public Library in Libertyville.

Lake County 4-H summer camp pitches healthy snacks, new fruits and veggies

Jun 17 2014 | 4:05 pm - Making healthy snacks, trying out new fruits and vegetables and learning first aid fundamentals are among the activities at the first 4H Health Rocks Summer Day Camp. Kids, ages 5 to 7 , and three “teen teachers” are participating in...

Elk Grove Village goes ‘under the big top’

Jun 14 2014 | 9:25 pm - The Elk Grove Hometown Parade kicks off at 2 p.m. at Tonne Road and Elk Grove Boulevard. Follows the boulevard to Rotary Fest festival grounds.

Moving Picture: Mundelein school kids call him ‘Grandpa’

Jun 13 2014 | 10:36 am - “Grandpa Mark” is a school treasure. Just ask the students and faculty at Washington Elementary School in Mundelein. Students are so in love with Mark Stein that the school has worked him into a full-time volunteer job, helping out in...

Volunteers at Arlington pack up Memorial Day flags

May 27 2014 | 4:50 pm - A day after they served as a stirring reminder of the Illinois soldiers who’ve given their lives in service to the country since Sept. 11, 2001, 323 American flags that made up the “Field of Honor” at Arlington International...

Fremont students remove invasive plants from preserve

May 13 2014 | 4:59 pm - More than 250 Fremont Middle School eighth-graders headed into Ray Lake Farms Forest Preserve behind their school Tuesday to remove invasive plant species as part of a community service project.

Preschoolers learn about science, literature

May 06 2014 | 5:38 pm - Twenty preschoolers combined some basic scientific concepts with literature Tuesday during the Vernon Area Public Library’s Preschool Science Detectives program. “Today we’re doing butterflies and the life cycle of...

Mother robin chooses unusual nesting place

May 05 2014 | 6:48 pm - Ed Sokol’s Mount Prospect backyard has become home to a mother robin who has chosen an unusual nesting place — a bison skull that hangs from a shed.

Everyone’s Irish at Mount Prospect fest

Apr 12 2014 | 7:24 pm - With temperatures finally in the 70s and the rain holding off, people came out in droves Saturday afternoon for the 3rd Annual Irish Fest in downtown Mount Prospect. The crowd was entertained by some of Chicago’s top Celtic musicians playing...

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