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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Oct 12 2016 | 5:01 pm - Zumba instructor C. Rene’ Collins-Maragh played drums and danced with infant children Wednesday while leading an exercise group of parents, caregivers and their kids as part of a Zumbini class at Ela Area Public Library.

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Oct 11 2016 | 4:55 pm - Children looked into trees hoping to spot woodpeckers and other birds as they hiked at Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area during Tuesday’s Hikin’ Tykes: Woodpeckers program.

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Oct 09 2016 | 5:46 pm - Dozens of families gathered Sunday at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights for the Walk to Remember, an event to honor and remember babies lost through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and newborn death.

CLC celebrates new home for bees on campus

Sep 20 2016 | 5:33 pm - Buzzing bees set the tone for the crowd gathered Tuesday to see College of Lake County’s new learning apiary and bee colony at the Grayslake campus.

Marching bands set the beat for Buffalo Grove Days Parade

Sep 04 2016 | 2:52 pm - Music was in the air and children clapped and danced while marching bands from Stevenson and Buffalo Grove high schools led Sunday’s Buffalo Grove Days Parade.

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Aug 16 2016 | 2:33 pm - While strolling along Main Street in downtown Wauconda, residents and visitors viewed decorated cornhole game board sets created as part of the fifth annual Art On Main exhibition.

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