Gilbert R. Boucher II

Staff Photographer
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Gilbert R. Boucher II has served several roles in the Daily Herald photography department since 1984, including his current position as Senior Photographer. He works in the Lake County bureau and shoots various news, sports, and feature assignments. On Sundays, he is the weekend photo editor.

Through his experiences as a photographer, Boucher has gone sky diving, been trapped in a cage full of tigers, and flown upside down in a jet fighter plane. He has photographed every living president of the United States and worked at several presidential conventions. He also has covered many major sporting events, including the Chicago Bulls championships in the 1990s. One of the most memorable assignments he worked was a story done on the homeless in the suburbs, focusing on the invisible people who live among us. He is a member of the Illinois Press Photographers Association and the National Press Photographers Association.

Boucher has won numerous photographic awards with these organizations as well as awards with Lisagor and the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association. Boucher graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas obtaining a bachelor of fine arts degree with an emphasis in photography.

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Images: Libertyville vs. Stevenson girls basketball

Feb 04 2016 | 9:32 pm - Images: Libertyville vs. Stevenson girls basketball

Suburban anglers gear up for fishing season at Schaumburg expo

Jan 31 2016 | 5:16 pm - The Schaumburg Convention Center quickly filled with fishing enthusiasts of all ages Sunday for the final day of the 4th annual Chicagoland Fishing Travel & Outdoor Expo.

Gurnee bridge repair continues on Old Grand Avenue

Jan 26 2016 | 6:06 pm - Construction crews for Canadian Pacific Railroad poured cement Tuesday and continued work on the bridge on Old Grand Avenue in Gurnee.

Caribbean melodies warm winter day in Prospect Heights

Jan 24 2016 | 4:54 pm - With cool temperatures and a snow-covered landscape outside Sunday, visitors to the Prospect Heights Public Library were taken to the warmth of the Caribbean Islands thanks to a performance by the Hersey High School Steel Band.

Children learn about giant beasts at Discovery Museum

Jan 20 2016 | 5:07 pm - Children learned about woolly mammoths and mastodons that once roamed Lake County during a program Wednesday at the Lake County Discovery Museum.

Volunteers find ways to serve on MLK Day

Jan 18 2016 | 10:24 pm - Volunteers participated in a host of projects during Monday’s seventh annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Highland Park.

Children create Calder-like mobiles

Jan 13 2016 | 6:46 pm - Children worked with their parents to create imaginative mobiles from colored paper, crayons, yarn, straws and metal hangers Wednesday during the Art Explorers Jr. Family Program at Cook Park Library in Libertyville.

Bollywood comes to Schaumburg for charity

Jan 10 2016 | 6:15 pm - Indian dancers in brightly colored costumes entertained a crowded house Sunday during the presentation of “Kathak Bollywood” at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg. The charity fundraiser included two performances featuring...

Library patrons discover the sounds of rare instruments

Jan 05 2016 | 4:13 pm - Music composer Jim Kendros of Des Plaines played the classical “Anniversary Waltz” on a rare stringed instrument called a nyckelharpa Tuesday during a concert at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire.

Brides-to-be pampered at Mundelein fair

Jan 03 2016 | 3:45 pm - Future brides and their friends were greeted with mimosas, roses and petite sandwiches Sunday in Mundelein for the sixth annual Lake County Bridal Fair.

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