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Joe Lewnard

Staff Photographer

Joe Lewnard has been employed as a staff photographer for the Daily Herald since 1993. He previously worked as a freelance photographer, including assignments for the Daily Herald from 1990-93, and worked for the Cornbelt Press chain of weekly newspapers, based in Fairbury, Ill., from 1988-89.

Lewnard has covered a variety of assignments during his employment with the Daily Herald, including the Chicago Bulls 1996 Eastern Conference Finals in Orlando, and the Chicago Cubs playoff series against the Los Angeles Dodgers during 2008. He is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University (BA-Journalism) and a graduate of St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights.

He enjoys sports including basketball and baseball, and is interested in railroad history.

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Lots of green at Palatine parade

Mar 15 2014 | 3:48 pm - Seated on the parkway wearing a decorative St. Patrick’s Day hat and shamrock-shaped glasses, Gary Banser, 8, of Palatine was ready to watch his sister march by with the Trinity Irish Dancers in the fourth annual Palatine St. Patrick’s...

Harper culinary student aspires to cook up magic in Disney kitchen

Jan 24 2014 | 10:25 pm - Harper College student Marisa Marquez's dream job is to work in the kitchen of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa in Orlando. She's getting her start by studying at Harper College in Palatine.“I've heard it's very nice in there, but also...

Chili Open draws 53 golfers in Des Plaines

Jan 11 2014 | 7:06 pm - Dozens of golfers braved slushy conditions and temperatures in the mid-30s Saturday during the Chili Open at the Golf Center in Des Plaines. So that they could find their balls, golfers used color golf balls with ribbons attached as they played the...

"Catastrophic" explosion avoided in Wheeling industrial park fire

Jan 09 2014 | 3:44 pm - Authorities evacuated six nearby businesses Thursday morning after a fire broke out near six large propane storage tanks at a Wheeling industrial park. "If the tanks would have exploded, it would have been very catastrophic," Wheeling Fire Chief...

Mundelein Fire Department hosts blood drive

Jan 04 2014 | 6:12 pm - College student Katherine Schlebecker of Mundelein, home for winter break, was spending time with her dad, Al, by donating blood Saturday at Mundelein Fire Department Station No. 1. "I love to donate blood," Schlebecker said, speaking of how blood...

Snowplow driver misses sleep but enjoys the job

Jan 02 2014 | 9:03 pm - If snowplow driver Joe Dugo of J.D. Enterprises had a choice between eight inches of snow falling overnight or over the course of two days, he'd prefer it all at once. That way, he can make one visit to each client, then go home and sleep. No such...

'Jeopardy!' run continues for Arlington Hts. resident

Dec 31 2013 | 8:53 pm - Jerry Slowik, 28, of Arlington Heights gathered with family and friends to watch his fourth "Jeopardy!" win at Eddie's Restaurant and Lounge in Arlington Heights Tuesday afternoon. "It's always been kind of a dream of mine," said Slowik, a longtime...

What do kids want for Christmas? They tell us

Dec 24 2013 | 1:34 am - "This is my sister Sophia, and she has been the best sister ever!" Logan Brown, 8, of Glen Ellyn tells the man in the red suit. Sophia looks at her twin brother and jokes, "He has been naughty!" Then the pair gets down to business, telling Santa...

Sharks impress at Schaumburg aquatic show

Nov 16 2013 | 4:38 pm - They came for the koi and were captivated by the nurse sharks. Jaymes Parker and his daughter, Lucinda, 3, who have a koi pond at their St. Charles home, were among hundreds of enthusiasts attending the Aquatic Experience Chicago event in...

Moving Picture: Hanover Park officer serves community

Oct 18 2013 | 11:07 am - Hanover Park police officer George Sullivan is the closest thing the department has to an "officer friendly". The 24-year veteran says he feels like a success when he can reach out to members of the community and help improve communication with...

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