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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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Catholic Charities’ Christmas gift coordinator brings joy to the holiday season needy

Dec 19 2014 | 1:39 pm - Hawthorn Woods resident Jim Wogan plays Santa Claus to make sure needy children and families across Lake County have presents for Christmas. He's the gift program coordinator for Catholic Charities in Waukegan, and says it's a heartwarming and...

The Grinch makes the children laugh during Gavin Central School drama club performance

Dec 17 2014 | 5:30 pm - The Grinch ran from Who child to Who child to steal their presents during the Gavin Central School drama club’s performance Wednesday of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

A sea of red at poinsettia greenhouse

Dec 15 2014 | 5:40 pm - The Leider family is growing thousands of poinsettias for the holiday season at Leider Greenhouses in Buffalo Grove.

Catholic Charities provides a merry Christmas for thousands

Dec 11 2014 | 7:26 pm - It will be a merrier Christmas this year for the needy families who went home with presents Thursday from the Catholic Charities gift program.

Gingerbread Man proves elusive at Lake Co. museum

Dec 10 2014 | 4:29 pm - The Gingerbread Man was up to his old tricks Wednesday as young children rushed around the Lake County Discovery Museum in an effort to catch him. Mostly, however, they just found another clue to his whereabouts, part of a scavenger hunt that...

Heartwarming gift collection at St. Mary of Vernon

Dec 07 2014 | 4:37 pm - Children carried wrapped gifts to the alter at St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church on Sunday, adding to an already massive pile of presents gathered as part of the Indian Creek church’s Gift Sunday. For more than 25 years, the church annually...

Stevenson students work to help needy for holidays

Dec 03 2014 | 5:29 pm - Stevenson High School National Honor Society students formed a human chain Wednesday as they moved bags of gifts from a full semitrailer into the Catholic Charities gift collection and distribution center in Waukegan.

Gurnee fire officials, Woodland Intermediate students kick off annual Keep the Wreath Red campaign

Dec 02 2014 | 3:01 pm - Woodland Intermediate School student leaders and Gurnee firefighters did their part Tuesday to promote holiday home safety by hosting the annual Keep the Wreath Red Ceremony at Gurnee Fire Station 2.

Family Reading Night at Adler Park School

Nov 20 2014 | 10:18 pm - More than 100 students wore colorful pajamas as they held stuffed animals at Adler Park School in Libertyville while participating in Family Reading Night on Thursday.

Lake Zurich Middle School South takes on ‘Hairspray Jr.’

Nov 19 2014 | 6:35 pm - Wednesday was dress rehearsal day for nearly 100 students who make up the cast and crew of Lake Zurich Middle School South’s presentation of “Hairspray, Jr.” The stage musical is based on the film and smash-hit Broadway...

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