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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Veterans treated to luau-themed party

Jun 12 2015 | 6:16 pm - Veterans from the Captain James Lovell Federal Health Care Center enjoyed a day of food and fishing at the Fox Lake American Legion Post 703.

Lake County cops partner with donut chain to raise money for Special Olympics

May 29 2015 | 4:59 pm - Police officers in Vernon Hills and Wauconda were the departments from throughout Lake County who partnered with Dunkin' Donuts shops to raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. In 2014, the statewide event raised more...

College of Lake County honors ‘America’s quiet heroes’ during its 8th annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Service

May 22 2015 | 5:40 pm - Community leaders, citizens, veterans and families of those serving in the armed forces were in attendance Friday as College of Lake County hosted its eighth annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Service at the Willow Lakes Memorial in Grayslake.

Lake Zurich High students witness mock accidents before prom

May 13 2015 | 7:35 pm - A pre-prom demonstration showed almost 900 juniors and seniors at Lake Zurich High School the dangers of drinking and driving. Students at Libertyville and Vernon Hills high schools also are receiving the message.

120 Woodland Intermediate School students showcase talent in Gurnee

May 01 2015 | 4:14 pm - Around 120 Woodland Intermediate School fourth and fifth-grade students performed for fellow students, parents and members of the community at Friday's Woodland's Got Talent program in Gurnee.

C-SPAN honors Stevenson High School student filmmakers

Apr 30 2015 | 8:27 am - Stevenson High School seniors Saloni Nahar and Linsey Nowack were honored Wednesday for their winning entry in C-SPAN’s annual student video documentary competition, StudentCam. Nahar and Nowack earned honorable mention in the national...

Students plant 6 bur oak trees for Arbor Day at Carl Sandburg Middle School

Apr 24 2015 | 5:03 pm - Carl Sandburg Middle School students in Mundelein planted bur oak trees in honor of Arbor Day on Friday. The seventh-graders worked with shovels throughout the day to plant the trees in the school’s prairie area on the north side of the...

Antioch theater club will present last play tonight

Apr 13 2015 | 9:31 pm - The curtain will open for the last time as Cathy’s Creative Kids Club presents its final production tonight. Twenty students will participate in “Alice in Neverland” starting at 7 p.m. at Oakland Elementary School, 818 Grass...

Children’s author Barb Rosenstock gives writing tips to Butterfield School students

Apr 08 2015 | 4:27 pm - Children's book author Barb Rosenstock of Vernon Hills spent the day Wednesday at Butterfield School in Libertyville giving students tips about research and writing.

Meet the Palatine woman whose goal is to prevent drug-related deaths

Dec 26 2014 | 7:28 pm - Chelsea Laliberte, 29 of Palatine, lost her brother Alex to a heroin overdose in 2008. Now, she is founder and executive director of Live4Lali with a mission to provide individuals, families, communities, organizations and businesses with effective...

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