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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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Hands-on science night at Mechanics Grove

Feb 26 2015 | 9:45 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 | 4:45 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 | 5:07 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 | 6:03 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 | 5:17 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.

‘Frog Lady’ shows off reptiles, amphibians

Feb 16 2015 | 5:43 pm - Deb Krohn was wrapped in snakes as they slithered around her neck and head during the presentation of “Live Animals — Reptiles & Amphibians!” at Fremont Public Library. More than 120 children, parents and caregivers listened Monday...

Peter Pan and Captain Hook are at it again in ‘Peter Pan, Jr.’ at Woodland Intermediate School

Feb 12 2015 | 6:46 pm - Woodland Intermediate School after-school drama club members practiced their lines and songs during Thursday's dress rehearsal of Disney’s “Peter Pan, Jr.” Performances are set for Feb. 19 and 20 at the Gurnee school.

Mundelein students make Valentine’s cards for Spanish-speaking vets

Feb 11 2015 | 5:14 pm - Mundelein High School Spanish students cut out hearts and wrote sincere messages Wednesday for Valentine’s Day cards they’re sending to Spanish-speaking military veterans. The project offered a way for students to combine community...

Libertyville’s Highland Middle School hosts 10 Chinese exchange students

Feb 10 2015 | 8:58 pm - Sledding, American history and making friends have been on the agenda for a group of Chinese exchange students since they arrived at Highland Middle School in Libertyville this week. The 10 Chinese students are part of a special international...

First-time Wheeling home show declared a success

Feb 09 2015 | 5:36 am - Suburban homeowners had a chance to talk with contractors, gardeners, builders and even a television star Sunday about the latest in residential products and trends, during the North Shore Home and Garden Expo Sunday at the Westin Chicago North...

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