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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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Apr 16 2018 | 6:27 pm - Always have a Plan B was the lesson stressed Monday as students listened to former Chicago Bear Anthony “Spice” Adams at Stanton School in Fox Lake.

Chameleon a hit at Gages Lake school

Apr 04 2018 | 2:37 pm - Naturalist Deb Kroh, also known as “The Frog Lady,” talked to Woodland Primary School students about the similarities and differences between reptiles and amphibians on Wednesday.

Youth, North Chicago city workers take on projects to celebrate day of service

Apr 03 2018 | 3:25 pm - Young adults from YouthBuild Lake County teamed with North Chicago Public Works employees Tuesday to clean up around the North Chicago Metra Station to mark National Service Recognition Day.

Vietnam veterans honored at Great Lakes

Mar 29 2018 | 5:42 pm - Vietnam veterans and their families were honored Thursday during the National Vietnam War Veterans Day ceremony at The National Museum of the American Sailor at Naval Station Great Lakes.

Dunn Museum opens with tour of Lake County history

Mar 28 2018 | 6:47 pm - Something for all ages at new Bess Bower Dunn Museum in Libertyville.

Chain saw artist entertains people at new Menards

Mar 27 2018 | 4:48 pm - Minnesota man wields chain saw as an art form in Vernon Hills.

Lego enthusiasts thrill to see trains and villages in Palatine

Mar 25 2018 | 8:07 pm - Children rushed around Sunday watching model trains pass by towns made of Legos during the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club Exhibit at the Palatine Public Library.

Libertyville students excited about art show

Mar 08 2018 | 9:41 pm - Students smiled with pride as they showcased their artistic talents to their parents and siblings Thursday during the seventh annual “arteffects” art show at Cook Park Public Library.

Mundelein students learn Latino culture and dance

Mar 06 2018 | 7:42 pm - About 30 Mundelein High School students learned Latino dance with help from their Hispanic classmates Tuesday during a free workshop in preparation for an upcoming event intended to bridge the between Latino and non-Latino students.

Fun with fashion benefits domestic violence victims

Mar 04 2018 | 6:18 pm - Models wore light-colored dresses and Hawaiian shirts fitting with the event’s cruise wear theme Sunday as they walked the runway during WINGS’ 11th annual Resale Fashion Show in Hoffman Estates.

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