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Rick West

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: South Elgin vs. Streamwood, girls basketball

Feb 16 2017 | 9:26 pm - South Elgin faced Streamwood in the Class 4A girls basketball regional final on Thursday, Feb. 16 at Larkin High School in Elgin.

Fire crews quickly douse elementary school fire in St. Charles

Dec 30 2016 | 7:29 pm - A small fire at Wild Rose Elementary School in St. Charles will not affect the return of students on Jan. 3

Images: Dundee-Crown vs. St. Charles North, girls basketball

Dec 29 2016 | 5:57 pm - Host Dundee-Crown played St. Charles North in a consolation game at the 34th annual Charger Classic girls basketball tournament in Carpentersville on Thursday, Dec. 29.

Fishing for photos results in a nice catch

Dec 27 2016 | 9:19 pm - An editor told staff photographer Rick West we could use a good photo for Wednesday’s paper. Not exactly a picture-perfect day for an outdoor feature photo. But he came up with is amazing.

Images: Burlington Central vs. Hampshire, girls basketball

Dec 26 2016 | 6:46 pm - Burlington Central played Hampshire at the 34th annual Dundee-Crown Charger Classic girls basketball tournament on Monday, Dec. 26 in Carpentersville.

Images: #TBT takes a look at Christmas past

Dec 20 2016 | 11:43 am - #TBT takes a look at Christmas past with Daily Herald archived photos from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s

Images: South Elgin vs. Bartlett, boys and girls basketball doubleheader

Dec 16 2016 | 10:11 pm - South Elgin High School hosted Bartlett High School for a girls and boys basketball doubleheader Friday, Dec. 16, in South Elgin.

Images: Elgin vs. Larkin, boys and girls basketball doubleheader

Dec 15 2016 | 10:00 pm - Larkin High School hosted rival Elgin High School for a girls and boys basketball doubleheader Thursday, Dec. 15, in Elgin.

Images: #TBT Gallery looks back at December 1976 in the suburbs

Nov 30 2016 | 10:22 am - This week’s #TBT Gallery takes a look back at images shot by Daily Herald staff photographers 40 years ago this month.

Images: Black Friday in the suburbs, across the country

Nov 25 2016 | 1:56 pm - See shoppers in the suburbs of Chicago and across the country begin their Christmas shopping season on Black Friday.

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