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: Election Night in the Suburbs of Chicago

Apr 04 2017 | 11:31 pm - See moments from election night in the suburbs of Chicago. Among the leaders selected were those in Mundelein, Geneva, Lisle, Des Plaines, Lake Zurich, Vernon Hills, South Elgin, Aurora, Warrenville, Rolling Meadows, and Wheeling.

Libertyville school celebrates Black History Month

Feb 22 2017 | 4:27 pm - Kruccus International brought its traditional and authentic African culture program to Libertyville on Wednesday to help Butterfield School celebrate Black History Month.

Burning season off to early start in Lake County

Feb 14 2017 | 6:08 pm - Lake County Forest Preserve District crews burned 200 acres Tuesday in the Lakewood Forest Preserve just east of Wauconda, as officials are getting an early start to the 2017 controlled burn season due to the unseasonably warm and dry February...

Images: Icons of Green Oaks

Feb 08 2017 | 12:22 pm - The current Green Oaks village name was established in 1960, but original settlers arrived in 1844. The village just east of Libertyville and the Des Plaines River offers a variety of housing options and business opportunites.

Libertyville students explore possible careers

Jan 27 2017 | 5:56 pm - Twenty-two professions were explored Friday by Rockland School students in Libertyville.

Images: Icons of Hainesville

Jan 20 2017 | 5:03 pm - Hainesville is the oldest incorporated village in Lake County. More than 3,000 people live in the village and are served by a number of school and park districts.

Images: Wauconda vs. Grant boys basketball

Jan 17 2017 | 10:17 pm - The Wauconda Bulldogs hosted the Grant Bulldogs for boys basketball action on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in Wauconda.

Images: Carmel vs. Maine East boys basketball

Jan 16 2017 | 2:22 pm - Carmel faced Maine East in Monday’s MLK boys basketball tournament at Lake Zurich High School.

Images: #TBT Gallery revisits boys hoops from the 1960s

Jan 10 2017 | 3:40 pm - Enjoy this Daily Herald #TBT Gallery looking back at boys high school basketball in the 1960s.

Images: The Daily Herald Week in Pictures gallery

Dec 30 2016 | 4:15 pm - Photos in the Daily Herald Week in Pictures gallery includes kids encountering exotic wildlife, a seagull grabbing lunch on the Fox River and a New year’s Eve celebration for kids in Lincolnshire.

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