Gilbert Boucher II

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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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May 19 2015 | 4:26 pm - First and second grade students from Gavin Central School performed “The Wizard of Oz” for fellow students Tuesday. “The play is wonderful," director Eileen Tucker said.

Lake Zurich High students witness mock accidents before prom

May 13 2015 | 7:35 pm - A pre-prom demonstration showed almost 900 juniors and seniors at Lake Zurich High School the dangers of drinking and driving. Students at Libertyville and Vernon Hills high schools also are receiving the message.

Linconshire Garden Club joins with women’s center in beautification effort

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Images: Lambs Farm in Libertyville Retro Gallery

May 06 2015 | 11:15 am - Go back to the 1960s at Lambs Farm in Libertyville when it first opened to see the facility that has provided residences and work opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities all these years.

Lake Zurich students donate thousands of books to literacy outreach

May 06 2015 | 6:18 pm - Students at Isaac Fox Elementary School celebrated a record-setting performance Wednesday as they donated more than 4,700 books so that less fortunate children have something to read at home. “This is the most books a school has...

Rain doesn’t slow Cinco De Mayo celebration in Waukegan

May 05 2015 | 4:55 pm - Food, fun and music were part of Tuesday's Cinco de Mayo celebration at the College of Lake County Lakeshore Campus in downtown Waukegan. Not even the afternoon rain could dampen spirits. “The celebration is just uplifting and very important...

Sente talks about legislative issues with Mundelein High School students

May 04 2015 | 12:36 pm - The pros and cons of mandatory voting and its implications in a free society was one of the topics State Rep. Carol Sente discussed with Mundelein High School students during an appearance Monday. Sente spoke to about 100 students from government...

Nurseries are filling with flowers in preparation for the spring planting season

Apr 21 2015 | 5:20 pm - Colorful flowers are filling area greenhouses, but Matt Huff, general manager at Hawthorn Gardens Nursery in Hawthorn Woods, says it's still too early t plant most flowers. Time is better spent prepping gardens and flower beds, he said.

Wheeling artist chooses chocolate to make his sculptures

Apr 20 2015 | 9:39 am - Some sculptors work in marble, others in clay and others work in wood and ice. But for artist Jan Wakulinski, chocolate is his choice of medium. Wakulinski is the in-house artist at Long Grove Confectionery Co. in Buffalo Grove.

Nature lovers flock to see birds in Long Grove

Apr 19 2015 | 5:02 pm - Nature lovers young and old took to the woods to see birds of all kinds during “For the Birds” weekend at Reed-Turner Nature Preserve in Long Grove. Visitors had a chance to take a guided bird walk through the diverse areas of...

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