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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Activists protest proposed EPA cuts, seek Schneider’s support

Mar 21 2017 | 4:21 pm - Upset by the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, concerned citizens and activists gathered Tuesday for a rally outside the offices of U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider in Lincolnshire.

Fremont kindergartners have high hopes with leprechaun traps

Mar 16 2017 | 5:04 pm - Kindergartners at Fremont Elementary School have high hopes they’ll soon be splashing in pots of gold after they showed off their homemade leprechaun traps Thursday at the school near Mundelein.

‘Empty Bowls’ event at CLC helps feed the hungry

Mar 15 2017 | 4:26 pm - Visitors to the College of Lake County’s ninth annual Empty Bowls carefully examined homemade ceramic bowls Wednesday, admiring the skill that went into creating them, before handing over $15 for each along with some chili.

A Pi in the face for Gurnee educators

Mar 14 2017 | 4:15 pm - Students at Woodland Middle School in Gurnee found a fun and unusal way to celebrate Pi Day on Tuesday - by launching pies at their math teachers.

Singers bring a wee bit of Ireland to Vernon Area Library

Mar 13 2017 | 6:39 pm - The audience clapped along as the Banna Irish Duo sang Irish songs during the “Senior Series: Favorite Irish Tunes” program Monday at the Vernon Area Public Library in Vernon Hills.

AARP Tax-Aide provides free tax help at area libraries

Mar 06 2017 | 5:42 pm - Volunteers were busy helping some residents prepare income tax returns as part of AARP Foundation Tax-Aide at the Fremont Public Library in Mundelein.

Vietnam vets from Carillon North honored with a special pin

Mar 02 2017 | 6:20 pm - The Carillon North subdivision in Grayslake showed its pride in several residents with a ceremony honoring Vietnam veterans.

All smiles and powdered noses on Paczki Day

Feb 28 2017 | 7:34 pm - Customers were lined up out the door at Lovin Oven Cakery in Libertyville to grab a box of paczki on Paczki Day

Fashion show provides opportunities for special athletes

Feb 26 2017 | 6:22 pm - Young women and men dressed in their finest clothes Sunday as they walked across the runway the 27th annual Gold Medal Fashion Show presented by the Special Leisure Services Foundation at The Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows.

Taking the polar plunge for Special Olympics

Feb 26 2017 | 6:46 pm - More than 300 Lake County area police officers and residents immersed themselves in the chily waters of Fox Lake on Sunday to support Special Olympians in the annual Fox Lake Polar Plunge at Lakefront Park.

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