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George LeClaire

Staff Photographer
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George LeClaire has been a photojournalist with the Daily Herald since 1995. He currently covers news and sports events in Cook and Lake Counties and works in the paper's Arlington Heights office. George worked at the Daily Herald's Fox Valley office in Elgin for his first 12 years with the paper. He likes photographing nature features along with high school and professional sports.

Three years ago, George started shooting and producing news and feature videos for the Daily Herald and has earned national awards for multimedia production. He attended high school at an American school in Munich Germany and has a degree in electronics. He studied photojournalism and journalism at Oakton Community College and Columbia College in Chicago. He is member of the Illinois and National Press Photographers associations.

George has been teaching photography and photojournalism classed at New Trier Extension in Northbrook for 14 years and has lead photography seminars at 27 area libraries and eight park districts. He loves teaching photography and has taught over 2,000 students how to use their digital camera. He conducts photography class year around at New Trier Extension, Buffalo Grove Park District, and Dundee Township Park District.

George grew up in a military family and had lived in eight states and two countries by age 18. He relocated to Chicago in 1986 and currently lives in Glenview. George maintains a channel on youtube called GCameraProductions.

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Dogs make a big splash in Libertyville

Jul 12 2014 | 8:50 am - The Dog Days of Summer are underway in downtown Libertyville. Activities for your pooch run through the weekend, with Cook Park the center of much of the action. There is also an X-Treme Dog Park with a 30,000-gallon pool in the rear parking lot of...

Miss Illinois entertains seniors in Vernon Hills

Jun 28 2014 | 11:10 am - Miss Illinois Marisa Buchheit’s performance in Vernon Hills ended with “The Kiss”. Mitch Lewin spontaneously kissed Buchheit’s hand as she ended her program at Brookdale Plaza with the song “Il bacio”...

Shade, sangria keep things cool at Wauconda Fest

Jun 28 2014 | 7:21 pm - The 35th annual Wauconda Fest will end its four-day run Sunday with a craft show, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., a car show that opens at 11 a.m., a poker tournament that starts at 4 p.m., and music from Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum...

Rare nuthatch breeding in Glenview backyard

Jun 23 2014 | 11:14 am - Daily Herald Photographer George LeClaire has red-breasted nuthatches attempting to reproduce in his backyard, an extremely rare occurrence in the U.S. “Get your camera ready if you see fledglings — that would be a big deal to birders...

Mechanical bull a new draw at BeachFest

Jun 21 2014 | 6:02 pm - A mechanical bull is at BeachFest in Round Lake Beach for the first time, according to Kevin Wallace, festival chairman. Jason Hanenberger of Round Lake rode the mechanical bull for over a minute before losing his grip. “Once the spinning...

Hawaiian dancers kick off Round Lake Beach BeachFest

Jun 20 2014 | 10:53 pm - Dances from The Barefoot Hawaiian of Des Plaines performed Polynesian and Tahitian dances on the main stage at the Cultural and Civic Center Friday during the first day of the Round Lake Beach BeachFest. About 20 children, including Chloe Fox, 5, of...

30 artists fill Grayslake festival

Jun 14 2014 | 3:03 pm - More than 30 artists participated in the 19th Annual Grayslake Arts Festival in downtown Grayslake on Saturday.

Patriotic parade fills Libertyville streets

Jun 14 2014 | 7:09 pm - With the theme “Star Spangled Hometown,” the annual Libertyville Days Parade stepped off Saturday morning. Floats and bands were the highlight of the parade, which is a popular attraction of the four-day Libertyville Days festival.

Flag Day 2014: Why suburban residents fly the flag

Jun 13 2014 | 7:41 pm - Saturday Flag Day so we asked residents, “Why do you display the American Flag?” We found personal reasons as well as common themes of patriotism and national pride. “I fly the flag on D-Day and Pearl Harbor Day for the...

Lake Villa’s Art in the Park

May 31 2014 | 7:10 pm - More than 20 artists participated in the Art in the Park Art and Music Festival on Saturday at Lehmann Park in downtown Lake Villa.

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