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Rick West

Assistant Photo Editor
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Rick West is a staff photographer who has been with the Daily Herald since 2000. He covers communities around Kane County on a daily basis, but his job has afforded him the opportunity to shoot events including a relief trip to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the Republican National Convention, the Chicago Bears' most recent trip to the Super Bowl in Miami, and the 2010 Stanley Cup championship and ensuing celebrations.

Rick has won numerous awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Illinois Press Photographers Association and The Associated Press.

He is a graduate of Ohio State University and lives in Kane County with his wife and daughter.

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Video: Can you spell the name of your favorite Blackhawks player?

May 21 2015 | 5:12 pm - As journalists we have to be careful when typing names, especially when it comes to tricky names like many of the players on the Chicago Blackhawks. But it's a lot easier with a roster in front of you. Watch as folks get pulled off the the street...

Heritage Day at Peck Farm Park in Geneva include sheep herding, butter making

May 02 2015 | 5:33 pm - The history of Peck Farm was on display at Heritage Day at Peck Farm Park in Geneva Saturday. Visitors were able to watch sheep herding and weaving demonstrations and get more hands-on by making their own butter. They also held a ribbon-cutting...

Geneva teachers use Taylor Swift's 'Shake it Off' to combat bullying

Mar 18 2015 | 12:00 pm - 33 teachers at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva took on bullying by making a lip dub video to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" and surprising their students with it. The students are talking about it and watching it online months later.

Hundreds take part in MLK Day of Service in Elgin

Jan 19 2015 | 6:27 pm - The fourth annual MLK Day of Service and Youth Leadership Conference drew hundreds to the Centre of Elgin Monday.

South Elgin fifth-graders get lesson on flag

Nov 21 2014 | 5:24 pm - Fifth-graders at Willard Elementary School in South Elgin get a lesson in flags from members of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills American Legion Post.

Donated piano tugs at heartstrings of retired Elgin doctor

Nov 14 2014 | 5:37 pm - Elgin Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andrew Grams played violin accompanied by William Wolfram on a piano donated to Advocate Sherman Hospital by Roger Bielinski, a retired doctor, in honor of his late wife. “My wife loved music of all...

Kane County gets grant to replace retiring K-9

Sep 22 2014 | 5:50 pm - Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez received a $10,000 grant from the Spirit of Blue Foundation Monday for the purchase and training of a new explosive detection K-9.

Meet the Campton Hills woman who takes food from farm to table

Sep 05 2014 | 4:41 pm - Most people have memories spending time with their mom in the kitchen. Penny Newkirk remembers that too, growing up in farm country and helping her mother prepare meals for six siblings. Newkirk, a former home economics and cooking teacher, is still...

Attorney general talks scams at Elgin roundtable

Jul 23 2014 | 6:03 pm - Attorney General Lisa Madigan and her staff discussed how to identify and avoid major consumer scams, including identity theft and home repair fraud, as well as schemes that target seniors, during a roundtable held Wednesday in the Heritage Ballroom...

Instagramming the Kane County Fair

Jul 23 2014 | 4:27 pm - As newspaper photojournalists we are bound by a set of standards and ethics. We document what we see without distorting the truth and try to make images that tell the story of the event we're covering. Sometimes it's fun to just set that stuff aside...

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