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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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Davies runs away with U.S. Senior Women’s Open

Jul 15 2018 | 7:48 pm - The leader by 5 strokes heading into the final round on Sunday, Laura Davies doubled her advantage by day’s end, never faltering en route to a runaway championship in the first U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton.

Golfers happy with turnout at Senior Open, look forward to next year

Jul 15 2018 | 7:45 pm - Crowds gathered at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton to watch each round of the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open, something that the golfers are all very thankful for.

Davies’ long putt solidifies 5-shot lead at Senior Women’s Open

Jul 15 2018 | 7:50 pm - At 11-under par after three days, Laura Davies takes a 5-shot lead into Sunday’s final round of the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open in Wheaton after firing a 7-under 66.

Players agree Senior Women’s Open should matter to Hall of Fame

Jul 14 2018 | 9:35 pm - Several players at the U.S. Senior Women’s Open were surprised to hear winning to tournament wouldn’t have any impact on being inducted into the LPGA Hall of Fame.

Bryant in swing of things at start of Constellation Senior Players Championship

Jul 12 2018 | 7:29 pm - Kenny Perry and Mike Small shot 7-under 65s to share a 1-stroke lead in the first round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship on Thursday. Bart Bryant, Glen Day and 2015 U.S. Senior Open champion Jeff Maggert were 1 stroke back in the...

Mike Small overcomes balky back to grab share of lead at Constellation Senior Players Championship

Jul 12 2018 | 7:44 pm - Winning tournaments in Illinois is old for Mike Small, who’s officially old himself by golf standards considering his eligibility for PGA Tour Champions events.

Korda has meltdown at KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Jun 30 2018 | 4:36 pm - In the 96-degree weather, Jessica Korda had a meltdown on the course at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship when she double-bogeyed one hole and later bogeyed another to drop her to 12th place.

Kemper’s fearsome Gauntlet doesn’t prove as punishing on Day 1 of KPMG Championship

Jun 28 2018 | 10:48 pm - Kemper Lakes’ fearsome Gauntlet didn’t necessarily prove punishing to the world’s best woman golfers on Day 1 of the KPMG PGA Championship in Kildeer on Thursday. The Gauntlet — holes 16-18, all of which require shots...

Toronto Blue Jays call up former Mundelein pitcher Borucki

Jun 25 2018 | 5:16 pm - Former Mundelein High School pitcher Ryan Borucki, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound left-hander, is scheduled to make his MLB debut Tuesday night when Toronto plays the defending World Series champion Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Lake County female high school athlete of the year: Libertyville’s Melissa Manetsch

Jun 09 2018 | 6:43 pm - Libertyville’s Melissa Manetsch overcame a health challenge to become a dominant high school distance runner. Her next phase of life will be at Illinois — without running, but with a chance to make a difference through a career helping...

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