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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Drumming up a cultural experience in Libertyville school

Sep 14 2017 | 7:13 pm - Loud booms echoed through the hallways of Highland Middle School in Libertyville on Thursday as students learned to play African drums as part of a cultural learning experience and the school’s “Highland Reads” summer reading...

Lake County remembers those lost on 9/11

Sep 11 2017 | 5:13 pm - Police, firefighters and community leaders from Lake County gathered Monday in Waukegan’s Fireman’s Memorial Park to honor first responders and others killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and the Pentagon.

Libertyville students make chalk drawings for good character

Sep 07 2017 | 6:54 pm - Students filled the sidewalks around Cook Park in Libertyville with chalk drawings, creating designs and slogans based on the positive aspects of character.

Fright Fest begins to take over Six Flags

Sep 06 2017 | 5:25 pm - Six Flags Great America was undergoing its annual autumn metamorphosis Wednesday as crews moved skeletons and corpses around the park and changed fun houses into frightening haunted houses in preparation for Fright Fest.

Discover volunteers lend a hand at Lambs Farm

Sep 05 2017 | 2:19 pm - Over 200 volunteers from Discover’s Corporate Risk Management and Corporate Communications teams helped to renovate and upgrade the facility as part of the Discover Cares program.

Cardinal Cupich blesses garden at Carmel High School

Aug 30 2017 | 3:11 pm - Carmel Catholic High School played host to some high-profile guests for a Wednesday Mass at the Mundelein school.

Lincolnshire students return to new surroundings

Aug 28 2017 | 8:09 pm - Wide-eyed kindergartners played in their new surroundings Monday as they joined returning elementary school students on the first day of classes for the 2017-18 school year at Laura B. Sprague School in Lincolnshire.

Monkey mayhem is big fun at Ela Library

Jul 31 2017 | 2:36 pm - A pair of monkeys named Simon and Binky entertained children Monday at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich during the “Monkey See Monkey Do” program.

Parade highlights last day of Alpine Fest

Jul 23 2017 | 5:26 pm - Area flooding and hot weather did not deter crowds from gathering along the streets of Lake Zurich on Sunday for the 75th annual Alpine Fest parade.

Kids destroy, rebuild electronics in Camp Invention

Jul 18 2017 | 5:06 pm - Young inventors used screwdrivers, hammers and pry bars to take apart electronics equipment during Tuesday’s Camp Invention at Copeland Manor School in Libertyville.

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