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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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Jul 03 2017 | 7:36 pm - Children dressed in red, white and blue danced and sang to songs by Miss Jamie’s Farm to open up Lincolnshire’s Red, White and Boom! celebration Monday.

Images: Sunday Festivals in the suburbs

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Jul 02 2017 | 6:38 pm - Frontier Days went to the dogs on Sunday as canines walked across the stage in elaborate costumes during the Arlington Heights festival’s pet parade at Recreation Park.

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Jun 29 2017 | 7:44 pm - It was sea of teal in the field behind A.J. Katzenmaier Academy on Thursday as volunteers made like worker ants constructing swings, slides and climbing structures for a new playground at the North Chicago school.

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Jun 27 2017 | 3:56 pm - Nearly 1,000 students in Libertyville Elementary District 70 are going to summer school this year - and loving it.

Opening night at Libertyville Days festival

Jun 15 2017 | 8:56 pm - Families tried out new foods as they listened to the local band Sneezy entertain with a unique sound of fusion rock on the first day of Libertyville Days on Thursday.

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