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: Geneva over Kaneland, 28-21 in football

Sep 01 2017 | 11:00 pm - The Geneva High School football team hosted and won 28-21 over Kaneland on Friday, Sept. 1, in Geneva.

Images: Solar Eclipse in the Suburbs of Chicago and downstate

Aug 21 2017 | 3:28 pm - See moments from the solar eclipse as seen in the suburbs of Chicago and downstate. People in Naperville, at Harper College in Palatine, Gages Lake, Wayne and Chester gathered to experience the rare event.

Images: Huntley High School graduation

May 27 2017 | 1:27 pm - Huntley High School held its 2017 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 27 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Images: Hampshire High School graduation

May 20 2017 | 4:37 pm - Hampshire High School held their 2017 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

Geneva High School girls basketball team welcomed back to school as state champs

Mar 06 2017 | 6:14 pm - Students, parents and administrators welcomed the Geneva High School girls basketball team back to school Monday, following their weekend capturing of the state championship.

Images: South Elgin vs. Streamwood, girls basketball

Feb 16 2017 | 10:26 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 | 8:29 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 | 6:57 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 | 10:19 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 | 7:46 pm - Burlington Central played Hampshire at the 34th annual Dundee-Crown Charger Classic girls basketball tournament on Monday, Dec. 26 in Carpentersville.

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