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Mark Black

Mark Black has been a Senior Staff Photographer in 2009, prior to that he served as one of many award winning staff photographers, since joining the newspaper in 1993. In addition to his photographic responsibilities Mark is the companies Copyright Administrator handing the release of all Daily Herald intellectual property for commercial, editorial and personal use. In 2007 Mark was chosen to be the Assistant Project Manager, Trainer and Power User for new Saxotech front-end system deployment. As a Power User he was part of a small elite group of editorial employees that were charged with the responsibility to the design, implement and deploy the companies largest system upgrade since its inception in 1871. In addition to all of these responsibilities he is a substitute Photography Department Supervisor, Night and Sunday Photo Editor.

During his years at the Daily Herald Mark has been honored for his work with awards from various journalism organization from around the country that include the National Press Photographers Association, Associated Press, Illinois Press Photographers Association, Inland Press and the Chicago Headline Club.

Mark has enjoyed covering such events as the 1998 NBA Finals, the 1996 Republican Convention in San Diego, CA, the 2001 inauguration of President George W. Bush along with more somber moments such as being one of first media members on the scene of the Brown's Chicken Massacre in Palatine.

In 1999 Mark Black was elected Vice President of the Illinois Press Photographers Association and was re-elected 5 times for a total of 10 years of service to an organization that promotes quality photojournalism in the state of Illinois.

Mark graduated from Columbia College with a Degree in Photojournalism where he was an elected officer of the college's National Press Photographers Association student chapter.

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Naperville Jaycees hold 29th annual Egg Hunt

Apr 19 2014 | 2:15 pm - The Naperville Jaycees held their 29th annual Egg Hunt at Frontier Sports Complex in Naperville Saturday. Karen Coleman of the Jaycees estimated there would be 3,500 to 5,000 people in attendance from 500 to 800 families, tryint to snatch up as many...

No injuries in Lombard house fire

Mar 26 2014 | 11:50 pm - The Lombard fire department works the scene of a house fire in the 200 block of west Central Ave in Lombard. No injuries to the residents were reported and the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

Morton Arboretum perfect setting to try cross-country skiing

Mar 03 2014 | 8:11 pm - A Batavia couple finds the Morton Arboretum in Lisle an ideal place to try their luck at cross-country skiing. As members of the arboretum, the couple knew they could rent skis, boots and poles at the outdoor museum to take a crack at the sport.

Talent on display at Elmhurst College Jazz Fest

Feb 23 2014 | 6:11 pm - Collegiate musicians from across the Midwest helped bring a close to Elmhurst College’s 47th annual Jazz Festival on Sunday at the school’s Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. About 2,000 jazz lovers attended the final performances of the...

Super Bowl golfing tradition continues in Naperville

Feb 03 2014 | 11:49 am - With temperatures in the teens and no less than 5 inches of fresh snow on the ground, a group of 11 golfers hit the links Sunday at Springbrook Golf Club in Naperville to keep a tradition nearly 30 years old. This Super Bowl Sunday golf outing began...

Moving Picture: Naperville brewmaster crafts hobby into a career

Jan 17 2014 | 3:32 pm - Brewmaster Ken McMullen of Naperville turned his passion for craft beer from a homebrew project into a career making great beer for others. “From the first time I tried (brewing) beer, I was mesmerized,” McMullen said. After brewing his...

Elmhurst museum celebrates Carl Sandburg's 136th birthday

Jan 05 2014 | 5:31 pm - The Elmhurst Historical Museum held a 136th birthday celebration for prairie poet, political activist, newspaperman, folk song collector, movie critic, Lincoln biographer and children's book author, Carl Sandburg. The birthday celebration coincides...

Community Trees exhibit opens at Cantigny's McCormick Museum

Nov 26 2013 | 4:02 pm - Christmas trees decorated by seven nonprofit groups from DuPage and Kane counties will grace the always palatial rooms of the Robert R. McCormick Museum through Dec. 29 at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. All seven groups participating in the Community...

Ice rinks taking shape in Naperville

Nov 20 2013 | 3:55 pm - You don't need a calendar to know winter is almost here when ice-skating and hockey rinks start popping up in parks around the area. Naperville is no exception. On Tuesday, park district crews started the two- to three-day process of setting up...

Families receive Blue Star banners to honor military service

Nov 17 2013 | 7:22 pm - Naperville American Legion Post 43 and VFW Post 3873 presented Blue Star Banners on Sunday to families with loved ones serving in the armed forces. Families with spouses, children and even grandchildren serving were on hand at the Judd Kendall VFW...

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