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Gilbert R. Boucher II

Staff Photographer
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Gilbert R. Boucher II has served several roles in the Daily Herald photography department since 1984, including his current position as Senior Photographer. He works in the Lake County bureau and shoots various news, sports, and feature assignments. On Sundays, he is the weekend photo editor.

Through his experiences as a photographer, Boucher has gone sky diving, been trapped in a cage full of tigers, and flown upside down in a jet fighter plane. He has photographed every living president of the United States and worked at several presidential conventions. He also has covered many major sporting events, including the Chicago Bulls championships in the 1990s. One of the most memorable assignments he worked was a story done on the homeless in the suburbs, focusing on the invisible people who live among us. He is a member of the Illinois Press Photographers Association and the National Press Photographers Association.

Boucher has won numerous photographic awards with these organizations as well as awards with Lisagor and the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association. Boucher graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas obtaining a bachelor of fine arts degree with an emphasis in photography.

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Images: Johnsburg vs. Antioch, girls basketball

Feb 23 2017 | 10:17 pm - Antioch faced Johnsburg in the Class 3A girls basketball sectional final Thursday, Feb. 23 in Johnsburg.

Images: Stevenson vs. Warren boys basketball

Feb 22 2017 | 9:45 pm - The Stevenson Patriots hosted the Warren Blue Devils for boys basketball action on Wednesday, Feb. 22 in Lincolnshire.

A new kind of teachers institute day in Libertyville

Feb 20 2017 | 4:06 pm - Libertyville High School District 128 took a new approach to teachers institute day Monday, using its own faculty and staff to teach new technology and instruction techniques.

Images: Vernon Hills vs. St. Viator, girls basketball

Feb 16 2017 | 9:46 pm - Vernon Hills faced St. Viator in the Class 3A girls basketball regional final on Thursday, Feb. 16 in Vernon Hills.

Gurnee students put heart into jump rope fundraiser

Feb 15 2017 | 5:51 pm - More than 450 students jumped rope Wednesday at Spaulding School in Gurnee during the annual Jump Rope for Heart event to support the American Heart Association.

‘Aladdin Jr.’ characters entertain diners at Culver’s

Feb 09 2017 | 7:35 pm - Students portraying Disney characters Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie joined 50 other cast members from Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” in singing to diners Thursday night at Culver’s in Lake Zurich during a sneak peek of the show.

Diverse Lake County art show on display at CLC

Feb 08 2017 | 1:29 pm - A diverse collection of artwork including oil and acrylic painting, photography, watercolor painting, sculpture in wood and ceramic, colored pencil and mixed media is on display at the College of Lake County.

Preschoolers get an early jump on Valentine’s Day in Round Lake

Feb 07 2017 | 5:13 pm - Valentine’s Day was the theme Tuesday during the Preschool Picasso program at Round Lake Public Library. Thirteen children ages 3-5 with their parents and caregivers painted pictures using heart-shaped cookie cutters and finger paints.

Harpist soothes the souls at Libertyville hospital

Feb 01 2017 | 4:04 pm - Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville launched the Therapeutic Music Ministry program this week to improve the hospital experience for patients.

Knowing Hawaii wins geography bee for sixth-grader in Gurnee

Jan 25 2017 | 7:17 pm - Woodland Middle School sixth-grader Kenith Taukolo uses his Polynesian heritage to win the Gurnee school’s annual geography bee.

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