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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Wauconda school shows Cubs support

Oct 07 2015 | 6:56 pm - Students, teachers and staff at Wauconda Grade School show their Chicago Cubs spirit Wednesday before the playoff game.

Stevenson High club hosts 9/11 remembrance

Sep 11 2015 | 1:24 pm - Around 250 students, teachers, firefighters, police officers and community members attended the Sept. 11 ceremony at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire.

New playground at Woodland Primary School ready for full-day kindergarten

Aug 28 2015 | 4:25 pm - The new playground at Woodland Primary School in Gages Lake features slides, swings and climbing equipment — in colors that blend nicely with a nearby wooded area — for 650 students.

Little Bear Ribfest draws thousands to Vernon Hills

Aug 23 2015 | 12:12 am - Up to 5,000 people attended the two-day Vernon Hills Park District Little Bear Ribfest in Century Park. "We’re staying true to having local blues, local ribs and even local beer,” Vernon Hills Park District Special Events Supervisor...

Lake County Fairgrounds hosts the Windy City Dub Fest

Aug 22 2015 | 4:46 pm - The Windy City Dub Fest featured classic and custom Volkswagen and Audi cars Saturday at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.

MainStreet Libertyville holds last Out to Lunch event of season

Aug 21 2015 | 1:55 pm - MainStreet Libertyville held its final Out to Lunch event of the season Friday in Cook Park. “We were fortunate to have nine Fridays of no rain," said MainStreet Libertyville’s Executive Director Pam Hume.

Updated library highlights first day of classes at Stanton School

Aug 19 2015 | 3:04 pm - The first day of classes at Stanton School in Fox Lake included building tours and a stop at the updated library.

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.

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