Gilbert 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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Round Lake students create healthy snacks

Mar 25 2015 | 7:29 pm - Students from Round Lake area schools donned tall chef hats Wednesday as they carefully cut bananas, grapes and strawberries for healthy snacks they were preparing as part of the Sodexo 2015 Future Chefs Challenge.

Hawthorn student artwork a hit at Aspen Drive Library

Mar 24 2015 | 3:06 pm - Artwork created by Vernon Hills-area students is on display at the Aspen Drive Library during the 5th annual Hawthorn School District 73 Art Show. The art created by about 375 students will be on display at the library through Saturday, April 4.

Antioch Township man, 76, killed in fire

Mar 16 2015 | 10:07 am - A 76-year-old man was killed Sunday morning when fire broke out in an upstairs room of an Antioch-area home where he and six others, including his wife, daughter and three of his grandchildren, were living. His 74-year-old wife managed to escape the...

Weather, syrup team for sweet day at Sugar Bush Fair

Mar 16 2015 | 5:51 am - More than 1,000 people visited Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg on Sunday to sample nature's sweet maple sugar during the 31st annual Sugar Bush Fair. The Schaumburg Park District event featured demonstrations on syrup making, sap...

Children learn about woolly mammoths at Lake County Discovery Museum

Mar 11 2015 | 6:20 pm - Young children looked wide-eyed as a large woolly mammoth tusk was passed around for each of their little hands to touch during the Woolly Mammoths & Mighty Mastodons program Wednesday at the Lake County Discovery Museum.

Hands-on science night at Mechanics Grove

Feb 26 2015 | 10:45 pm - Parents and children had a chance to view and participate in students’ science exhibits as well as meet professional scientists during the “Science, It’s Your Turn to Change the World” program Thursday night at Mechanics...

Adler Park students learn anything can create music

Feb 24 2015 | 5:45 pm - The foursome from Be The Groove slapped their chests, clapped their hands and stomped their feet as part of a rhythmic performance for Adler Park School students on Tuesday.

AARP volunteers at Warren-Newport library help preparing income tax returns

Feb 23 2015 | 6:07 pm - The room was full as 12 volunteer tax preparers helped individuals complete their income tax returns Monday at Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee. Volunteers with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide began helping low- and middle-income taxpayers Feb. 2...

Frigid outside, but tropical inside KeyLime Cove in Gurnee

Feb 19 2015 | 7:03 pm - While the temperature hovered at 1 degree outside, guests and workers inside KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort in Gurnee basked in tropical weather at the pools.

Spaulding Elementary School students raise money, get fit during Jump Rope for Heart

Feb 17 2015 | 6:17 pm - Spaulding Elementary School second-graders laughed and ran around the gym while jumping rope at various stations during the annual Jump Rope for Heart event Tuesday in Gurnee.

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