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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Edwards, Lake Forest stop Warren

Feb 06 2016 | 10:23 pm - Visiting Lake Forest topped Warren 47-39 to keep alive its title hopes in the NSC Lake Division boys basketball race.

Big night for Kutsor, Lake Zurich at Warren

Feb 05 2016 | 11:02 pm - Lake Zurich sophomore Ryan Kutsor scored a game-high 20 points to help Lake Zurich rally past host Warren on Friday in North Suburban Lake boys basketball.

Stevenson nails down NSC Lake crown

Feb 04 2016 | 10:25 pm - Stevenson’s girls basketball team claimed the North Suburban Conference Lake Division championship Thursday night with a 46-31 win at Libertyville.

Grayslake Central works OT to edge Hampshire

Feb 03 2016 | 10:33 pm - Grayslake Central’s girls basketball team outlasted visiting Hampshire 33-31 in overtime to clinch a share of the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division championship on Wednesday.

Vernon Hills hangs on against Grant

Feb 02 2016 | 10:35 pm - Vernon Hills’ boys basketball team avenged a last-second loss from earlier in the season by holding off visiting Grant 49-45 in North Suburban Prairie play Tuesday.

Klett follows his collegiate football future to South Dakota

Feb 02 2016 | 9:00 pm - Lake Zurich’s Ben Klett is headed for a collegiate football future at the University of South Dakota.

Sky’s the limit for Air Force Academy-bound Mitchell

Jan 30 2016 | 4:27 pm - Wauconda’s Connor Mitchell, a 6-foor-4 senior defensive end, has made a commitment to play football at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Smith saves his best for last as Stevenson handles Zion-Benton

Jan 30 2016 | 10:27 pm - Stevenson 6-foot-7 junior Justin Smith scored 9 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter as Stevenson pulled away to capture a 64-51 victory over Zion-Benton’s boys basketball team on Saturday in North Suburban Lake play.

A repeat NSC Prairie title ride for Antioch

Jan 29 2016 | 11:25 pm - By beating host Lakes 63-36 Friday night in girls basketball, Antioch clinched the North Suburban Prairie Division championship and earned a berth in the conference title game for the second year in a row.

Despite Tolari’s touch, Lakes vanquishes Vernon Hills

Jan 27 2016 | 10:39 pm - The good times continued to roll for Lakes’ boys basketball team, which claimed a 52-44 win over Vernon Hills in North Suburban Prairie boys basketball Wednesday.

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