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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With Woolford bearing down, it’s a Mundelein victory

Sep 24 2016 | 8:35 pm - Aaron Woolford, the nephew of onetime Bears standout cornerback Donnell Woolford, intercepted 3 passes and returned one of them 90 yards for a touchdown in Mundelein’s 29-14 victory over Waukegan on Saturday.

At Wauconda, there’s plenty of Fight in No. 4

Sep 23 2016 | 7:37 pm - Wauconda senior Pierson Gibis, No. 4 on the Bulldogs baseball team, is battling cancer in the most competitive way possible. The good news is, there are plenty of people Fighting for Four.

St. Viator clips Carmel

Sep 23 2016 | 11:31 pm - Leg cramps denied Darreontae Jackson the opportunity to join his jubilant St. Viator football teammates as they huddled, roared and hopped near the visiting bleachers. The Lions were celebrating their 17-10 win over host Carmel Catholic in an East...

If Cutler can’t play, Chicago Bears have confidence in Hoyer

Sep 20 2016 | 5:02 pm - The Chicago Bears could be without quarterback Jay Cutler while he recovers from ligament damage to his right thumb. If Cutler can’t play Sunday, it leaves the struggling offense in the hands of backup Brian Hoyer.

Metal detectors speed up security lines at Bears’ opener

Sep 19 2016 | 9:50 pm - All NFL stadiums are now required to have walk-through metal detectors, and that only seemed to speed up security lines at Monday night’s Chicago Bears home opener.

Holst is next man up in Lakes’ baseball family

Sep 17 2016 | 8:45 pm - Bob Holst knows plenty about the Lakes baseball program after assisting Ray Gialo. Now Holst will be calling the shots after Gialo’s resignation following the conclusion of last spring’s season.

Grayslake Central happily hops to a homecoming victory

Sep 16 2016 | 11:28 pm - Grayslake Central’s football team never stopped smiling after the late fourth-quarter touchdown that sealed a 25-15 win over visiting Round Lake on Friday night.

Boys golf: Mundelein heats up against Libertyville

Sep 13 2016 | 11:26 pm - A red-hot start couldn’t cool off Mundelein’s red-hot golfers, who, fittingly, wore red shirts. Libertyville senior Jacob Mueller was making golf look easy at Steeple Chase Golf Club on Tuesday. He birdied the first four holes, before...

Lind, Antioch hold off Wauconda

Sep 09 2016 | 11:12 pm - Antioch needed all 3 of Brandon Lind’s touchdowns and gutsy runs in the final minutes, as well as quarterback Branden Gallimore’s pair of scores, as the Sequoits held on for a 33-29 win over Wauconda.

Images: Icons of North Barrington

Sep 09 2016 | 2:17 pm - Learn what makes North Barrington iconic to its residents.

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