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Paul MichnaStaff Photographer
Paul Michna has been a staff photographer for the Daily Herald's DuPage office since September of 1996. Before that, he worked at the Northwest Herald for almost a year. In recent years, Paul has specialized in video work.
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Apr 04 2014 | 4:06 pm - John Jaros has a passion for history. So much so that he studied it in college. But the Chicago native didn't know much about Aurora when a position opened up at the Aurora Historical Society, so Jaros became an eager student of the town's past.
Jan 03 2014 | 10:02 pm - Dan Sullivan splits time between two professions which are quite different, yet each helps him be better at the other. As the director of Spiritual Care at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, he tends to the spiritual needs of patients there,...
Dec 25 2013 | 5:40 pm - "I had nobody for the Christmas holiday, so I decided to come here," said George Smith, a 46-year resident of Naperville. Smith was one of more than 200 people who took part in the Christmas luncheon for seniors, held Wednesday by the Naperville...
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...
Nov 30 2013 | 6:38 pm - The euphony of holiday music filled the air as Tom Malouf entertained local children and adults Saturday at "Celebrate the Season" at the Roselle Public Library as part of holiday activities, including the traditional tree-lighting ceremony...
Nov 17 2013 | 1:17 am - The dearth of sunshine and dry pavement can't keep Aurora resident Brian Wroblewski from his passion Saturday. Wroblewski has been riding a bike for as long as he can remember. When asked what kind of cyclist he considers himself, he responded...
Nov 14 2013 | 7:34 pm - The DuPage County Health Department is reviewing how it communicates with the public after failing to report last week two cases of Legionnaires' disease. A spokesman confirmed the presence of the potentially deadly illness in two adult men who used...
Oct 11 2013 | 2:37 pm - Jeff Smith of West Chicago loves to build bicycles, but nothing like you'll find in a modern bike store. Using steel to create bikes that take the rider back to the mid to late 20th century, he crafts each bike with the patience of an artist. Only...
May 10 2013 | 1:34 pm - Shelly Weiser of Naperville has been creating wood carvings for ten years, but he got his start a bit later than most having only begun his work at the age of 75. Weiser, now 85, says the art form consumes him. "I love carving, and when I'm not...
Mar 08 2013 | 1:39 pm - Maribel Molina Cortes of Aurora knows what it's like to be hungry. Rough circumstances when she arrived in the United States had her grabbing day-old bagels from trash cans. But now that she owns her own Mexican restaurant in Naperville, she enjoys...