The Daily Herald received 26 nominations, including general excellence, for the prestigious Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club. Photographers Mark Welsh, Mark Black, Dan White, George LeClaire, Laura Stoecker and John Starks are nominated in various photography categories.
Owner Amber Bauman hugs a friend after a barn fire at Valley View Acres in unincorporated Crystal Lake killed 32 horses.
John Starks | Staff Photographer, November 2014
Rachel Rozow of Prospect reacts as she scores her best time all year and the wins in the varsity 200-yard IM at Wheeling High School.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer, October 2014
Benjamin Ptak, 14, of Sleepy Hollow marches in the Arlington Heights Fourth of July parade as part of the Civil Air Patrol honor guard.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer, July 2014
An outbound Metra train gets lost in the blowing snow as man walks to the Arlington Heights train station in the sub-freezing temperatures.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer, January 2014
Cary Grove's Bobbie Buerer competes in the high jump during the Gus Scott Track and Field Invitational at Naperville North.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer, April 2014
Bareback Bronc rider Michael Rankin of Lake Geneva lasts several seconds before being thrown to the ground during the Latting IPRA Rodeo at the DuPage County Fair.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer, July 2014
Miss Illinois Marisa Buchheit reacts to a spontaneously kiss on the hand at Brookdale senior living homein Vernon Hills.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer, June 2014
Fireworks entertain fans in the stands while Huntley High School varsity football players huddle up after pre-game warm-up drills before a game against Dundee-Crown High School.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer, October 2014