Joe Lewnard

Staff Photographer
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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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Model retirement: A passion for building aircraft kits

Oct 12 2015 | 8:52 am - Charles Spencer’s fascination with scale aircraft models started during his childhood in the 1950s when he received a kit as a Christmas present. At age 63, the retired Mundelein man has re-discovered those vintage kits of his youth, and has...

Five injured when car crashes into Grayslake area church

Oct 03 2015 | 6:04 pm - Five people were transported to the hospital Saturday morning after a vehicle drove through the front doors of Wildwood Presbyterian Church near Grayslake, where a crowd of people were collecting food for a pantry, officials said.

Images: #TBT remembers suburban Labor Day fun

Sep 04 2015 | 9:32 am - This week's #TBT Gallery looks back at Labor Day, festivities, including images from the 1970s at Lake Opeka in Des Plaines, Buffalo Grove Days and Septemberfest in Schaumburg.

Mundelein regatta tests constuction, rowing skills

Aug 01 2015 | 4:42 pm - Courtney Brunkow, 12, of Mundelein was a little nervous before her solo voyage in a 30-inch-wide by 4-foot-long boat made of cardboard and duct tape during the inaugural “Cardboard Regatta” at Diamond Lake Beach in Mundelein Saturday.

Meet the couple that fell in love at historic Wadsworth feed mill

Jul 02 2015 | 5:31 am - Josie Hays and Nick Mercer share a passion for a feed mill that has developed into a romance for one another. Hays and Mercer, both 25, met while working together at the Wadsworth Feed and Saddlery in Wadsworth. Josie says she is "third generation"...

Moving Picture: Meet marionette master Dave Herzog

Feb 15 2015 | 10:00 pm - Puppeteer Dave Herzog and his colorful marionettes give families throughout the suburbs an opportunity to see a live-stage performance together for free. Herzog, who has been a professional puppeteer for 40 years, builds his own marionettes and...

Enjoying winter in Arlington Hts.

Jan 02 2015 | 5:02 pm - Caroline Holum, 11, of Arlington Heights finally got a chance to try out a new pair of pink and white ice skates while visiting the Sunset Meadows Park rink with her dad, Tom, Friday. Caroline received the skates as a gift more than two years ago,...

Farm animals popular part of living nativity in Palatine

Dec 13 2014 | 5:16 pm - Living nativity performances bring the story of the Christ child’s birth in a manger to life in a very real way. Bethel Lutheran Church in Palatine staged a living nativity on Saturday, complete with animals and with congregants playing the...

Gurnee Mills holds Breakfast with Santa

Nov 15 2014 | 2:39 pm - Gurnee Mills celebrated the arrival of Santa Claus Saturday with its annual Breakfast with Santa, a Simon Kidgits Club event. “It’s very exciting — it’s his first Christmas,” said Jess Chwierut of Grayslake, whose...

Meet an Arlington Heights coach and race car enthusiast

Oct 31 2014 | 1:38 pm - Eric "Coach K" Kirschner is the gym teacher at Westgate Elementary School in Arlington Heights and has great rapport with his kindergarten through fifth grade students. He is an avid radio-controlled car enthusiast and ties in lessons about winning...

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