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Brian Hill

Staff Photographer
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Brian Hill has been a staff photographer at the Daily Herald since 2000, and also acts as the Saturday photo editor, a position he has held since 2005. During the week, he captures images that tell the stories of the suburbs. On Saturday, he edits images and works to direct the photo usage on the weekends.

With almost 20 years of experience as photojournalist in the Chicago area, he uses both video and audio to complement his storytelling. He enjoys finding the moment that really makes a picture sing. It is during that time he has won both national and local awards for his photojournalism. Hill has won the prestigious Peter Lisagor award on more than one occasion as well as awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Illinois Press Photographers Association, and The Associated Press.

He has traveled as far as Poland to make pictures for the Daily Herald but can be found most of the time scouring the Fox Valley photographing interesting subjects for tomorrow's paper.

Before coming to the Daily Herald, he worked at a few other Chicago area newspapers.

A product of public schools and state universities, Hill attended both Western Illinois and Southern Illinois focusing on art and photography.

A native of St. Charles, Brian still resides in the Fox Valley calling Elgin his home.

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Anderson Animal Shelter temporarlily moves to Batavia

Aug 26 2014 | 5:36 pm - Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin moves to temporary headquarters on West Wilson Street in Batavia for the next couple months. Part of the project includes new cages to replace the current ones, some of which are 40 years old. “We know...

District 300 officials take ice bucket plunge

Aug 22 2014 | 7:37 pm - new District 300 Superintendent Fred Heid and Associate Superintendent Sarah Kedrowski among others will take the ALS ice bucket challenge. Meet at the office at 2:45 for the official where and when.

Marine vet's hard work pays off with new home in Elgin

Aug 13 2014 | 8:26 am - Roberto Cintora and his twin 10-year-old sons on Sunday became the latest family move into a new home Sunday after teaming with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley. Cintora, a Marine Corps veteran and Elgin native, said the process of...

Story time at St. Charles nature center

Aug 08 2014 | 4:29 pm - Surrounded by wildlife displays, Valerie Verscaj kept kids entertained Friday with her animated readings at the Creek Bend Nature Center in St. Charles. The St. Charles youth services librarian kept the children’s interest with songs,...

Giant wooden soldier taken down in St. Charles

Jul 23 2014 | 9:22 pm - If you have traveled north of St. Charles on Route 25 in the past 38 years, you’ve probably been greeted by a larger-than-life wooden soldier. That iconic, 25-foot-tall Revolutionary War soldier on Route 25 north of St. Charles was slowly...

Moving Picture: Lemont competitive shooter ranks among best in U.S.

Jul 11 2014 | 2:25 pm - Competitive shooter TD Roe is in a league of her own. One of nine siblings, Roe started shooting in 2006 to spend time with her brothers. With a background in competitive sports, Roe applied her talents and training and now is a nationally-ranked...

Windmill Whirl 5K brings runners to Batavia fest

Jul 11 2014 | 11:49 pm - The threating weather couldn’t keep the avid runners from their date with the Windmill Whirl 5K Race Friday night in Batavia. With the sound of music and carnival rides filling the air, about 150 people took to the Fox River Trail for one of...

Lake County educators tour Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch as part of educator field trip

Jul 09 2014 | 6:32 pm - A group 20 Lake County teachers journeyed to Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch in Pingree Grove on Wednesday as part of the weeklong Lake County Farm Bureau annual Educator Field Trip. “This is really interesting. It’s great,” said Barb...

Miss Lori’s Campus visits Elgin

Jun 18 2014 | 10:37 pm - Miss Lori of Miss Lori's Campus and WTTW Kids presented a fun-filled WTTW Kids Readers Are Leaders program Wednesday at the Gail Borden Public Library. The free community event for children 3 to 8 years old, inspired the whole family to sing along...

$678,000 to be used for development programs

Jun 12 2014 | 4:45 pm - HOPE Fair Housing hosted a launch party Thursday in Elgin for the Elginstead ad campaign. The agency plans to infuse $678,000 into community development programs, some targeting Latino and black neighborhoods that were especially affected by the...

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