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Rick West

Staff Photographer
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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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South Elgin fifth-graders get lesson on flag

Nov 21 2014 | 4:24 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 | 4:37 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 | 3:50 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 | 2:41 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 | 4:03 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 | 2:27 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...

36th Greek Fest at St. Sophia’s

Jul 11 2014 | 3:25 pm - The 36th annual Greek Fest opens to lots of hungry customers Friday at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Elgin.

Kane County Master Gardeners share their ideas

Jul 08 2014 | 4:36 pm - The Kane County Master Gardeners’ Idea Garden in St. Charles opened to the public Tuesday, and the gardeners spent time with visitors, offering tips on improving home gardens.

Moving Picture: Batavia man’s bike ride helping Africa

Jun 27 2014 | 12:29 pm - Justin Ahrens of Batavia conceived the Wheels4Water ride from Boston to Chicago to raise money to supply water for life for 1,000 people in Uganda. He and his team more than doubled their goal and now Lifewater International will be able to supply a...

Cops go to great heights for Special Olympics

May 30 2014 | 3:32 pm - The annual Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser for Special Olympics meant police officers from throughout the suburbs hit the roofs at area Dunkin' Donuts to raise money. In Batavia, officers from Batavia and Geneva took part.

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