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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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It’s a robo dog’s world at Camp Invention

Jul 18 2018 | 2:38 pm - Children meticulously decorated the mechanical dogs they changed from Robo-Pets into personal companions while they participated in Camp Invention at Copeland Manor Elementary School.

Bartlett ‘Sink or Swim’ no problem for one boater

Jul 15 2018 | 6:42 pm - The test was to sink or swim, but for one young boater the Bartlett Park District’s “Sink or Swim Boat Challenge” proved no challenge at all.

Almond Road intersection construction begins in Gurnee

Jul 10 2018 | 1:15 pm - Johnson Paving crews stripped the road surface on Almond Road at Dada Drive on Tuesday in Gurnee, starting a construction project to improve roads and traffic flow issues.

Patriotic concert at Libertyville summer camp

Jul 03 2018 | 4:31 pm - Libertyville summer school comes alive with band and orchestra concert to commemorate July 4.

Small town feel for Barrington 4th

Jul 02 2018 | 9:20 pm - Children in painted faces ran between activities while adults played bingo during the Barrington 4th of July Fest Brat Tent festivities Monday at the North Metro commuter lot.

Pets take center stage Sunday at Frontier Days

Jul 01 2018 | 5:39 pm - Families and their favorite pets took center stage Sunday as day three of Arlington Heights’ Frontier Days festival featured its annual pet parade at Recreation Park.

The show goes on for Wauconda Fest

Jun 21 2018 | 8:13 pm - Carnival rides stood motionless after rain poured all day Thursday, but the party didn’t stop at Wauconda Fest.

Libertyville Days opens with large crowds

Jun 14 2018 | 9:02 pm - The annual Libertyville Days festival opened Thursday with large crowds eating food from local restaurant vendors, riding crazy carnival rides and watching the Miss Libertyville pageants.

Images: Wheaton Academy graduation

Jun 03 2018 | 6:45 pm - Wheaton Academy held its graduation ceremony at the Wheaton Bible Church in West Chicago on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Round Lake High graduates revisit their grade school beginnings

May 29 2018 | 3:58 pm - More than 125 Round Lake High School graduating seniors wearing their caps and gowns received high-fives and congratulations Tuesday as they marched through the halls of School District 116 elementary and middle schools.

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