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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Ellis, Warren gets win No. 1 for Jasnoch

Nov 24 2015 | 10:22 pm - Warren picked up its first win under new boys basketball coach Jon Jasnoch, as Branden Ellis’ shot from beyond the arc with five seconds left was the difference in a 37-36 decision over Lake Forest Academy on Day 2 of Mundelein’s...

Thomas a welcome addition as Grayslake North tops Lakes

Nov 23 2015 | 9:42 pm - Jamal Thomas looked spectacular in helping Grayslake North to a 65-43 win over Lakes at Johnsburg in opening-round action of the Johnsburg/Richmond-Burton boys basketball tournament. The 5-foot-10 point guard scored 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds,...

Lees, Libertyville skate past Bradley-Bourbonnais

Nov 21 2015 | 9:58 pm - With time running out on Libertyville in the Class 7A state semifinals, quarterback Riley Lees scored the winning touchdown in a 22-17 decision against Bradley-Bourbonnais.

Thibeaux, Grayslake North bruise another opponent

Nov 20 2015 | 10:23 pm - Brandi Thibeaux helped Grayslake North's girls basketball team improve to 4-0 with a victory over Highland Park in Mundelein tournament play Friday.

Grayslake Central wins a thriller against Libertyville

Nov 19 2015 | 10:28 pm - Quin Garbett, a long-range shooter, knows it’s been a long time. To be exact, it’s been about 10 months since Grayslake Central’s girls basketball team had a two-game winning streak. And while Garbett can’t remember the...

Antioch aiming high once again

Nov 19 2015 | 8:09 pm - After a 30-4 season and a supersectional appearance, Antioch's girls basketball team is thinking big again.

Pazanin clan driven to succeed at Mundelein

Nov 19 2015 | 8:21 am - First-year Mundelein girls basketball coach Martin Pazanin has quite a support crew in place this season - his parents.

Libertyville defenders strike take a winning stance

Nov 14 2015 | 9:26 pm - After third-seeded Libertyville held off No. 6 Normal Community 41-27 on a sunny afternoon in Libertyville, the home-team seniors stuck around for a long time posing for group pictures.

Softball: Stick-with-it Sancken snags future at Northern Iowa

Nov 11 2015 | 8:32 pm - Grant's Kenzi Sancken is committed to a softball future at Northern Iowa.

Special effort, but Grayslake North falls short

Nov 07 2015 | 8:53 pm - Griffin Gawenda rushed 19 times for 152 yards and a touchdown, but Grayslake North came up short 21-14 against Riverside-Brookfield on Saturday in the Class 6A playoffs.

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