Editorial

Paul Valade

Deputy Director of Visual Journalism
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Paul Valade was named the Lake County Photo Editor in 2008 after working as a staff photographer for the Daily Herald for 13 years. His daily duties include planning photo assignments for the Lake County photo staff, working with editors and reporters to arrange photo coverage and shooting news, sports, features and business assignments.

Prior to his employment at the Daily Herald, Valade was a staff photographer in Crystal Lake at the Northwest Herald. He worked there for nine years. He enjoys covering the day-to-day happenings in Lake County and contributes to the Daily Herald's online news photo coverage through his photos and videos.

Valade is a member of the National Press Photographers Association, the Illinois Press Photographers Association and the Associated Press Photo Managers organization. He has won numerous awards through photo contests sponsored by these organizations. Valade is a journalism graduate from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

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Images: First day of school in the suburbs

Aug 17 2016 | 2:38 pm - School children headed back to school Wednesday around the suburbs.

Images: Plenty of hot weather and summertime fun in this gallery

Jul 24 2016 | 7:00 pm - Pictures of the week gallery from our best photos at the Daily Herald

MBX Systems employees pitch in at Lambs Farm

Jul 08 2016 | 4:08 pm - Employees from the Libertyville technology company MBX Systems worked on various farmyard and beautification projects at Lambs Farm in Libertyville Friday.

Little Free Library opens at Washington School in Mundelein

Jul 06 2016 | 6:08 pm - Officials, students and parents gather at Washington School in Mundelein to open a new Little Free Library.

Wauconda Area Library kicks off its Family Fun Fridays with bubbles

Jun 10 2016 | 4:42 pm - Family Fun Fridays kicked off at the Wauconda Area Public Library with Glowby the Bubbler entertaining more than 200 kids and adults.

Images: #TBT Gallery features bicycles in the suburbs

May 25 2016 | 2:12 pm - This week’s #TBT gallery looks back at bicycles from the 1960s and 70s. Bike rodeos, police auctions and races were very popular back in those days.

Images: Grayslake North High School graduation

May 23 2016 | 9:14 am - Grayslake North High School held its graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 22 in Grayslake.

Images: Grayslake Central High School graduation

May 23 2016 | 9:18 am - Grayslake Central High School held its graduation cerermony on Sunday, May 22 in Grayslake.

Images: WWII aircraft carrier documentary

May 24 2016 | 9:11 am - Emmy Award-winning Wheaton native writes, directs and produces WTTW TV documentary about the training of WWII aircraft carrier pilots in Lake Michigan.

Images: Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser

May 20 2016 | 4:11 pm - Hundreds of law enforcement officers are staking out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops this morning to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois - hoping to beat last year’s statewide total of $540,000 collected.

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