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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Cornhole boards turned into art in Wauconda

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.

Beauty pageants kick off Lindenfest

Aug 11 2016 | 9:29 pm - Young girls paraded across the stage dancing and singing, dressed in colorful gowns as they vied for the crown of Miss Lindenhurst during the first day of Lindenfest held Thursday at the Lindenhurst Village Hall Center.

Sounds of excitement swirl around Lake Villa Days

Aug 04 2016 | 9:39 pm - Lake Villa Days opened Thursday at Lehmann Park. The festival, sponsored by the Lake Villa Firefighters Association, runs through Sunday, Aug. 7, and features carnival rides, food, bingo, live music and water fights.

Lake County Fair prepares for opening

Jul 26 2016 | 6:17 pm - The Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake came alive Tuesday with preparations for the opening of the annual county fair.

Pet lovers love Windy City Pet Expo

Jul 24 2016 | 6:30 pm - Windy City Amazing Pet Expo a big hit for all at Schaumburg Convention Center.

Summer Celebration starts in Vernon Hills

Jul 14 2016 | 9:25 pm - Children hopped on the Sky Rider, Freefall and other carnival rides on the first day of Vernon Hills’ Summer Celebration 2016 at Century Park. The festival runs through Sunday.

Kids have fun, get creative in Libertyville District 70 summer school

Jun 28 2016 | 4:10 pm - Third- and fourth-graders ate dirt made from Oreos in cooking class, while fifth-grade students created circuit boards using modeling compound -- all part of summer school classes in Libertyville Elementary District 70.

Images: Opening night of Libertyville Days

Jun 16 2016 | 8:42 pm - See images from opening night of Libertyville Days on Thursday. Highlights included the Miss Libertyville Days pageants at Cook Park as well as carnival rides.

Firehouse Subs donates life-saving equipment to fire departments

Jun 15 2016 | 6:55 pm - The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated lifesaving equipment to two suburban fire departments during a ceremony at the Firehouse Subs Restaurant in Vernon Hills.

Students build gardening tables for Gurnee memory care facility

Jun 15 2016 | 5:32 pm - Residents at Autumn Leaves of Gurnee will be able to spend part of the summer gardening, thanks to the efforts of two Prairie Crossing Charter School students.

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