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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Raymond returns as St. Viator’s girls basketball coach

Jun 26 2015 | 2:55 pm - Jason Raymond will coach St. Viator's girls basketball program after excelling as Carmel Catholic's softball coach in recent years. Raymond is a St. Viator alumnus.

Baseball: Mazzuca steps down as Stevenson’s coach

Jun 17 2015 | 1:54 pm - Following Stevenson's 3-1 loss to Jacobs in the Class 4A Rockford Aviators baseball supersectional last week, coach Paul Mazzuca told his players he was resigning to spend more time with his young family, which includes two baseball-playing boys.

Blackhawks’ Crawford has nothing left to prove

Jun 16 2015 | 12:21 am - With Monday's Cup-clinching win, goaltender Corey Crawford tied Tony Esposito for most playoff victories by a Blackhawks goalie at 45. Crawford is now the only goalie in team history to win a pair of Stanley Cups.

Playoff MVP: Keith did it all for the Blackhawks

Jun 15 2015 | 11:39 pm - Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was must-watch TV, a half-hour reality show that seemingly never paused even during commercial timeouts. He got pounded into the boards by bigger forwards. Blocked shots. Made plays that led to goals. Got hit in...

Lake County female athlete of the year: Brittny Ellis, Warren

Jun 13 2015 | 6:02 pm - After sweeping the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes in this springs girls track state meet, Warren's Brittny Ellis is the Daily Herald's Lake County female athlete of the year.

Miscues cost Cubs in 5-4 loss to Reds

Jun 12 2015 | 9:15 pm - The Cubs made some costly physical mistakes in a 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, but manager Joe Maddon could blame no one for the defeat. Eugenio Suarez drove in Todd Frazier with an unearned tie-breaking run in the 10th, and...

Despite carousel, Maddon would prefer to have everyday closer

Jun 12 2015 | 8:49 pm - Although Cubs manager Joe Maddon has relied on several players to close this year, he says he'd love to have a guy he could rely on every day in that role.

Softball: Lake County all-area team

Jun 11 2015 | 10:16 am - Introducing the Daily Herald's all-area softball team for Lake County.

Big season for Wauconda’s Wedl

Jun 11 2015 | 10:15 am - After dominating in the circle and in the batter’s box, Wauconda junior Kayla Wedl is the captain of the Daily Herald’s all-area softball team for Lake County.

Dolezal steps down as Grant’s softball coach

Jun 11 2015 | 4:47 pm - Grant softball coach Mike Dolezal is stepping down after a 10-year run that include a North Suburban Conference championship in 2013.

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