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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: #TBT gallery looks back at November 1979

Nov 15 2017 | 1:22 pm - Our #TBT Gallery looks back to Daily Herald photographs from 1979 in the suburbs and Chicago.

Vernon Hills students treat veterans to breakfast

Nov 09 2017 | 4:00 pm - Students at Hawthorn Middle School South in Vernon Hills treated about 65 area veterans to breakfast Thursday morning to help them mark Veterans Day in an event hosed by the schoo’s Student Council.

Images: Fall colors in the suburbs

Oct 30 2017 | 9:14 am - Daily Herald staff photographers captured some of the best fall colors in the suburbs.

Gurnee students put Boston Massacre on trial

Oct 19 2017 | 5:44 pm - History came alive this week, so to speak, for seventh-grade students in Matt Lakemacher’s social studies classes at Woodland Middle School in Gurnee.

Fox Lake students give back through Day or Service

Sep 29 2017 | 4:42 pm - About 900 students and 200 adults participated Friday in Fox Lake Elementary School District 114’s third annual Day of Service.

Images: 9/11 ceremonies in the suburbs

Sep 11 2017 | 6:56 pm - Suburban residents in Elgin, Des Plaines, Naperville, and Waukegan joined local officials, police officers and firemen to remember the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on Monday.

Images: Labor Day in the suburbs

Sep 04 2017 | 2:38 pm - Suburban residents enjoyed Labor Day festivities including the 52nd annual Last Fling festival parade in Naperville, the Schaumburg Septemberfest parade and the 63rd Annual Art Fair on the Square in Lake Forest. Others fished and boated on the Fox...

New school year, new principal greet District 50 students

Aug 21 2017 | 4:12 pm - The 5,800 students who returned to classes Monday at Gurnee-based Woodland School District 50 weren’t alone in getting used to different surroundings. Joining them in a new circumstance was Ryan Wollberg, the new principal at Woodland...

Images: #TBT Gallery looks back at circuses in the suburbs

Jul 26 2017 | 12:28 pm - This Daily Herald #TBT Gallery looks back at circus acts and shows performing in the Chicago suburbs.

Images: Fermilab’s 50th anniversary

Jun 14 2017 | 2:57 pm - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is celebrating 50 years. Fermilab was established near Batavia, Ill. in 1967 and is a Department of Energy national laboratory dedicated to particle physics research.

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