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Mark Black

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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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Sheriff’s car show in Elburn raises thousands for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Aug 30 2014 | 4:37 pm - Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez is not running in the upcoming election so Saturday’s Eighth Annual Car and Motorcycle Show in Elburn will be the last he organizes as sheriff. “It is a good way for the sheriff’s office to work...

Images from Wizard World Chicago Comic Con in Rosemont

Aug 24 2014 | 5:05 pm - Images from Wizard World Chicago Comic Con in Rosemont

St. Charles engraver put his love of art to work by creating monuments

Aug 08 2014 | 11:38 am - Preserving a memory in stone has been Jim Shoaf's craft for nearly 30 years. His art gives a depiction of those who have passed on. As a monument maker at St. Charles Memorial Works, he finds his work very gratifying. “We can help them...

Parade celebrates West Chicago’s railroad tradition

Jul 13 2014 | 4:59 pm - Railroad Days has been a tradition in West Chicago for more than four decades, and for most of those years longtime resident Barbara Toney has had a front-row seat to the festival’s parade as it marched past her home. Though her children who...

Ribfest comes to a satisfying end for barbecue lovers

Jul 06 2014 | 6:53 pm - Rib lovers had a lip-smacking, finger-licking good time on the last day of the 2014 Naperville Ribfest. Among them was Jaime Guzman and his nephew, Joel Arriaga, who said they couldn’t choose just one or two rib vendors to try. “We are...

Suburban scouts on track for world record in Schaumburg?

Jun 22 2014 | 4:36 pm - Dozens of suburban Boy Scouts, their dads, pack leaders and others gathered in the Woodfield Mall parking lot Sunday determined to set a new Guinness World Record, and have a lot of fun along the way.

Variety of classics draws crowd to Father’s Day car show

Jun 15 2014 | 6:32 pm - Oarkbrook Center plays host to its 46th annual Father's Day Classic Car Show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classic cars on display range from the earlies vehicles to cars from the 1970s and beyond.

DuPage students get hands-on training at mock accident scene

May 20 2014 | 4:06 pm - High school students studying to become emergency medical technicians at the Technology Center of DuPage got some hands-on training Tuesday during an automobile crash drill at the Addison school. The students, working alongside Addison firefighters,...

Moving Picture: Elgin clockmaker in exclusive club

May 09 2014 | 2:40 pm - Jim Lachapelle of Elgin is one of only 17 certified master clockmakers in the country, and has a passion for restoring old clocks for suburban residents. He and his business partner operate several locations in the suburbs, often restoring clocks...

Tree planted in Naperville to honor organ donors

Apr 27 2014 | 5:14 pm - Suburban residents whose lives have been touched through organ donations attended the 24th annual tree planting dedication at the Naper Settlement in Naperville on Sunday to honor organ and tissue donors and their families. Among them were Jill and...

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