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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May 20 2018 | 4:04 pm - Antioch Community High School held its graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 20 in Antioch.

Images: Grant Community High School graduation

May 20 2018 | 5:25 pm - Grant Community High School held its graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 20 in Fox Lake.

Images: IC Catholic Prep graduation

May 19 2018 | 9:38 pm - IC Catholic Prep held its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 19 at the school in Elmhurst.

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Apr 27 2018 | 3:53 pm - To make Arbor Day more exciting, Mundelein village arborist Adam Schmidt let the Washington Early Learning Center second grade students decide which trees they would like to plant at the school. They chose a northern Catalpa and an eastern redbud.

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Feb 16 2018 | 7:39 pm - Seven months after flooding caused extensive damage to W.J. Murphy Elementary School in Round Lake Park, it provided a reason for students and staff to celebrate.

Images: Lake Zurich vs. Addison Trail boys basketball

Jan 15 2018 | 2:28 pm - The Lake Zurich Bears played the Addison Trail Blazers in Monday’s opening game of the MLK Classic boys basketball tournament in Lake Zurich.

Images: Daily Herald’s best prep sports photos of 2017

Dec 28 2017 | 5:25 pm - The Daily Herald photography staff shares some of their best prep sports photos from 2017.

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Dec 25 2017 | 9:42 am - The Daily Herald photography staff shares some of their favorite photos of 2017.

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