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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Images: Nurses, turkey take care of eggs as ducklings emerge

Apr 29 2016 | 6:38 pm - Nurses from Elgin and a wild turkey named Talulah helped save orphaned duck eggs, which now have hatched into ducklings.

Images: Icons of Batavia

Apr 08 2016 | 12:54 pm - When you picture Batavia in your mind, which one do you see? The oldest city in Kane County with a quaint downtown or the home of cutting edge particle physics discoveries?

Governor takes part in school’s first career day

Apr 04 2016 | 4:16 pm - Gov. Bruce Rauner takes the stage at St. Charles East High School’s first career day.

60 mph gusts don’t deter St. Charles golfer

Feb 19 2016 | 4:38 pm - Temperatures near 60 and wind gusts to match? No problem. Time to play golf.

Man pulled from Fox River in South Elgin

Feb 18 2016 | 10:54 pm - South Elgin rescue personnel pulled a man from the Fox River late Thursday morning, police and officials said.

Images: Hampshire vs. Palatine, girls basketball

Dec 12 2015 | 6:01 pm - The Hampshire High School girls basketball team hosted Palatine High School on Saturday, Dec. 12, in Hampshire.

Maybe snow Friday night, so businesses getting ready

Nov 18 2015 | 4:25 pm - Matt Golden of Good Neighbor Small Engine Co. in Elgin has his hands full this week working on snowplows, salters and blowers in preparation for the first snowfall of the season expected Friday night.

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.

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