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Paul Valade

Lake County Photo Editor
  • Phone(847) 680-5604
  • Emailpvalade@dailyherald.com

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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Chicago Sky brings Hoops for Health program to Hawthorn Woods school

Apr 15 2014 | 4:48 pm - Team members of the Chicago Sky WNBA team brought their Hoops for Health program to St. Matthew School in Hawthorn Woods on Tuesday. Students particpated in exercises, relays and learned about healthy eating.

St. Patrick School students tout long-term projects at annual academic fair

Apr 10 2014 | 11:18 am - Junior high students have many interests, but 60 eighth-graders at St. Patrick School in Wadsworth had to zero in on just one as part of the annual academic fair Wednesday.

Daniel Wright students to perform ‘The Little Mermaid, Jr.’

Apr 10 2014 | 5:10 pm - More than 60 Daniel Wright Junior High School students make up the cast and crew for this week’s performances of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.”

Kids learn about Lake County's Ice Age inhabitants during program

Mar 25 2014 | 1:48 pm - Around 45 kids ages 4 and up learned about animal life in Lake County more than 10,000 years ago during a Mighty Mastodons program Tuesday at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich.

Fire breaks out at Lake Zurich’s Midwest Motors

Mar 24 2014 | 10:10 pm - Firefighters are battling a blaze at Midwest Motors Inc. in Lake Zurich. The business is located on Route 22 at Courtland Drive, just west of Rand Road.

Cook Park Library hosts opening of ArtEffects D70 Art Show

Mar 12 2014 | 9:45 pm - ArtEffects D70 Art Show opening reception was held Wednesday night with 125 pieces on display. The Libertyville Elementary District 70 show is on display through April 4 at the Cook Park Library in Libertyville.

Cupcakes and Cupid help celebrate Valentine’s Day in Round Lake

Feb 14 2014 | 11:56 pm - Children enjoyed the Cupids' Cupcake Valentine's Day event Friday at the Robert W. Rolek Community Center in Round Lake.

The wedding of Q and U

Feb 08 2014 | 12:12 am - Fifteen kindergarten students at Messiah Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten in Wauconda held a wedding ceremony for the letters Q and U Friday morning before parents, siblings and schoolmates. The students have been learning how to blend the two...

Libertyville High School's Jazz Festival

Jan 21 2014 | 4:40 pm - Oak Grove and Highland Middle School jazz students learn from the pros at Libertyville High School's Jazz Fest Tuesday.

Lake County Discovery Museum rings in new year

Dec 31 2013 | 4:14 pm - The Lake County Discovery Museum continued its tradition of celebrating the new year with visitors Tuesday. The "Ring in the New Year" program saw around 100 participants for the drop-in event over the two days.

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