Joe Aguilar

Lake County High School Sports Coordinator
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Joe Aguilar joined the Daily Herald as an assistant high school sports editor, serving as its first Lake County sports coordinator, in January 2001. He oversees our daily prep sports coverage in Lake County, assigning reporters and photographers to games, in addition to editing copy and writing game stories and columns. Joe anchors our prep football Web videos. Since 2006, he has been part of our Chicago Bears coverage and has made frequent television guest appearances on ABC 7's morning news shows.

Joe has covered professional golf, including multiple PGA Championship and U.S. Open tournaments, as well as the 2009 Solheim Cup, the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals and assisted with Cubs and White Sox games. He also lived the dream of skating in Wrigley Field in advance of covering the 2009 Winter Classic between the Blackhawks and Red Wings. In 2009, he served as a guest speaker at the University of Missouri during National Hispanic Month.

A native of Chicago and a lifelong Chicago sports fan, he grew up in Mundelein and attended Mundelein High School. He graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb with a major in communications. He began his professional career as a radio sportscaster before embarking on his sports-writing career with the Waukegan News-Sun. He worked 11 years, including five as an assistant sports editor, for Pioneer Press Newspapers before joining the Daily Herald.

Joe and his family live in McHenry.

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Brannick, Wauconda get by Grayslake North

Dec 16 2017 | 9:29 pm - Connor Brannick scored his team’s last 7 points, including a go-ahead three-point play with 45 seconds left, as Wauconda’s boys basketball team edged Grayslake North 56-55.

Against Highland Park, Vernon Hills joins the fight

Dec 15 2017 | 11:22 pm - Vernon Hills’ boys basketball team fell short against Highland Park 44-33 but came up big in support for the family of coach Dale Fijalkowski.

Matz, Carmel able to pass up St. Viator

Dec 13 2017 | 10:27 pm - Her travel time to school might be double of some of her Carmel Catholic basketball teammates, but her first varsity double-double should have made for a sweet drive home for Kaytlyn Matz. The 5-foot-10 sophomore had 10 points and 13 rebounds, and...

Hughes, Lundtveit and Warren pass test at Lake Zurich

Dec 12 2017 | 9:32 pm - On a late bucket from Dana Lundtveit, Warren’s girls basketball team escaped Lake Zurich with a 32-31 win Tuesday night.

Victory eases the pain for Thomas, Grayslake Central

Dec 09 2017 | 7:56 pm - Chris Thomas suffered a broken nose in Saturday’s boys basketball game against Antioch, but the sting was eased by Grayslake Central’s 62-46 in Northern Lake County Conference play.

More good news for Mundelein

Dec 08 2017 | 11:21 pm - Mundelein’s boys basketball team rallied from 14 points down in the second quarter to capture a 69-64 decision against Stevenson in Lincolnshire on Friday night.

With Caudle back in the fold, Vernon Hills rolls

Dec 07 2017 | 10:21 pm - Kayla Caudle finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 5 steals in her first game back from injury as Vernon Hills’ girls basketball team handled Glenbrook North 64-30 on Thursday.

Warren returns to form at Libertyville’s expense

Dec 06 2017 | 10:22 pm - Four nights after dropping a six-point decision at Lakes, Warren hosted Libertyville in North Suburban Conference girls basketball action, and the Blue Devils were ready to show that they remain one of the top teams in Lake County.

Libertyville stays focused in victory over Warren

Dec 05 2017 | 10:48 pm - Libertyville’s boys basketball team held off host Warren 59-54 in the two teams’ North Suburban Conference opener without the help of 6-foot-8 senior guard Drew Peterson in the last half of the fourth quarter.

49ers’ Garoppolo gives solid performance in homecoming

Dec 04 2017 | 11:34 am - In his homecoming, Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t find the end zone during the 49ers win over the Bears, but at the end of the day he was still happy.

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