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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Sep 27 2015 | 4:56 pm - More than 350 anglers, young and old, tried their luck at Bussee Woods in elk Grove Village on Sunday during Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider’s fifth annual fishing derby. “This is our biggest fishing derby ever,”...

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Sep 23 2015 | 5:00 pm - The first and second graders at Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake were hesitant at first Wednesday when it came time to taste the beef bourguignon and ratatouille they were served for lunch, but it didn't take long for the French cuisine...

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Sep 22 2015 | 6:51 pm - Mundelein High School students took to the driving range at Countryside Golf Course on Tuesday to mark the last official day of summer. More than 250 students learned to golf from pro Alex Eichman, as part of the school’s physical education...

Libertyville students plant Pinwheels for Peace

Sep 21 2015 | 6:06 pm - Students and teachers at Highland Middle School in Libertyville planted pinwheels on the school’s front lawn Monday as part of the Pinwheels for Peace project to mark the International Day of Peace. More than 900 students took part in the...

Moving Wall memorial makes stop in Round Lake Beach

Sep 03 2015 | 11:13 pm - The Moving Wall, a replica of the Vietam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., has arrived in Round Lake Beach. It will be on display there until Monday afternoon.

Pets get their turn to parade through Palatine

Sep 30 2015 | 10:44 am - It was a mostly dog day afternoon Sunday, except for the one tortoise, during the 16th annual Sweet Pea Pet Parade in downtown Palatine. More than 120 pets with their owners made the hike in this year’s march around Towne Square, as a part...

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Aug 28 2015 | 12:56 am - The dog days of summer are over, the children are going back to school and, on Thursday in Wauconda, pets got dressed up and went "Back to Drool."

Hawthorn Dist. 73 schools welcome first full-day kindergartners

Aug 26 2015 | 5:17 pm - Hawthorn School District 73 welcomed its inaugural class of full-day kindergartners Wednesday. “It is a great opportunity for the kids. We can help them learn more with longer amount of time and we can expose them to more things,” said...

New school year begins at Highland Middle School

Aug 25 2015 | 3:14 pm - A new dean of students added to the excitement of the first day of classes Tuesday at Highland Middle School in Libertyville.

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