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Gilbert 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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New superintendent, laptops greet Mundelein High students

Aug 13 2014 | 4:36 pm - Mundelein High School students were greeted by new superintendent Kevin Myers as they moved through the halls during a change of classes on the first day of school Wednesday. “I’m very proud to be here as the superintendent,”...

Mundelein elementary students nervous, excited during first day of school

Aug 12 2014 | 11:21 am - Nervous children stepped off the bus Tuesday and were greeted with a warm smile and a handshake at Mechanics Grove Elementary School in Mundelein. “I remember every first day,” said new Mundelein District 75 superintendent, Andy...

Blackhawks mascot TommyHawk wows children at Lindenhurst Early Childhood Center

Aug 04 2014 | 7:27 pm - Children laughed and screamed as Chicago Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk sprayed plastic aerosol string and exploded confetti around them at the Lindenhurst Early Childhood Learning Center on Monday during its “Chicago Week” celebration.

Young campers become detectives, solve crimes

Jul 07 2014 | 5:13 pm - Young campers became detectives for a day at the Lake County Forest Preserve District’s History Detectives day camp Monday. Their mission -- to solve the biggest train robbery in county history, the 1924 Rondout Robbery.

Dog Day at Frontier Days

Jul 06 2014 | 6:09 pm - The dogs had their day during the Frontier Days pet parade Sunday at Arlington Heights’ Recreation Park. More than 50 pets, mostly dogs but also a cat and a guinea pig, participated in the event and competed in categories including best...

Lincolnshire celebrates with a party in the park

Jul 03 2014 | 9:01 pm - Boys lined up along the street eating snow cones and ice cream to watch vintage cars arrive for Classic Cars on Display at Lincolnshire’s Red, White & Boom celebration Thursday night. Families packed the park on the first day of the annual...

Mundelein Community Days ready for a fun weekend

Jul 03 2014 | 6:16 pm - The annual Mundelein Community Days kicked-off Thursday at Kracklauer Park with live musical performances, the “Mundelein Munch” with food and drink tents, carnival rides and craft activities for children. “I think it’s...

Newest Mariano’s opens in ex-Gurnee Dominick’s site

Jul 02 2014 | 6:19 am - Excited customers browsed fresh produce and shopped the aisles when Roundy’s Inc. opened its newest Mariano’s grocery store in Gurnee. Mariano’s opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday and held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to introduce the store and...

Enjoy Wauconda Fest this weekend

Jun 27 2014 | 5:17 am - The first day of Wauconda Fest kicked off Thursday. The festival features a food tent, carnival rides, games, entertainment and more with a bags tournament and water fights on Saturday and a craft show and car show on Sunday. Musical entertainment...

Legendary guitarist John Primer entertains at Independence Grove

Jun 25 2014 | 4:14 pm - Guitarist John Primer and The Real Deal Blues Band played the Chicago blues during Events on the Plaza outdoor concert Tuesday night at Independence Grove near Libertyville. The legendary blues man has played his electric slide guitar with Muddy...

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