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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Moving Picture: Meet marionette master Dave Herzog

Feb 15 2015 | 11:00 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 | 7:02 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 | 7:16 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 | 4:39 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 | 3:38 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...

The two-time Frontier League champions Schaumburg Boomers

Sep 23 2014 | 3:57 pm - They did it again. In capturing back-to-back Frontier League Championship titles in 2013 and 2014, the Schaumburg Boomers put together some impressive numbers to go with their growing trophy collection. Here’s a by the numbers look at their...

Images from the 47th annual Chicagoland Marching Band Festival

Sep 20 2014 | 11:55 pm - More than 20 high school marching bands including bands from all over the Chicagoland area competed at the 47th annual Chicagoland Marching Band Festival hosted by Wheeling High School Saturday.

Gurnee breaks ground on plaza honoring former mayor

Sep 06 2014 | 8:02 pm - Instrumental in the development of Gurnee, former Mayor Richard Welton took part in many groundbreaking ceremonies during his long political career. On Saturday, he was the honored guest as the village broke ground on the Richard A. Welton Village...

Meet the museum volunteer who keeps history on track

Aug 01 2014 | 1:30 pm - Jason Maxwell, 47, of Elgin is a volunteer in the steam department at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union. He is a fireman and engineer on locomotive 1630, a St. Louis-SanFrancisco 2-10-0 Russian decapod that was restored to service this past...

Mundelein Days drawing big crowds

Jul 05 2014 | 6:30 pm - Mike Flynn, assistant village administrator, said attendance at Mundelein Days has been good. On the Fourth of July, he estimated 3,000-4,000 people were present at the festival while the fireworks program commenced within sight of the festival...

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