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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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Bailey’s big efforts add up in a Carmel victory

Nov 26 2014 | 5:13 pm - Carmel Catholic boys basketball fans didn’t see a lot of Shareif Bailey the last two winters, even though the guard was on the varsity roster. We were really good last year (school-record 25 wins), we were big and had a lot of good...

Stevenson's Buford to revisit Hoosier roots at Butler

Nov 25 2014 | 8:59 am - Stevenson 5-foot-10 senior forward Taylor Buford has committed to Butler University, which features a former AAU coach of hers from the days when she lived in Indiana - Damon Bailey.

Not-so-happy homecoming for McCown

Nov 23 2014 | 9:00 pm - The pregame pleasantries were expected for Josh McCown, who pleasantly surprised the Bears by quarterbacking them to 3 wins in five starts last season. “I talked to different guys. The list is long,” said McCown, Tampa Bay’s...

Loud and proud, Cary-Grove’s headed downstate

Nov 23 2014 | 2:11 am - His voice cracking and lungs stretching to capacity, Michael Gomez flailed his big arms as he delivered an intense postgame speech to his fired-up Cary-Grove football teammates on Libertyville’s turf. Top that, Brad Seaburg.

Grant steps it up in second half

Nov 21 2014 | 10:57 pm - A pep talk wasn’t required at halftime. Matt Lukemeyer needn’t even utter a peep. His players knew all too well what had been happening in the second halves of their games this week. “The girls were bringing it up —...

Girls basketball: Scouting Antioch

Nov 20 2014 | 9:17 am - Here's what to expect from the Antioch girls basketball team this winter.

Girls basketball: Scouting Grant

Nov 20 2014 | 9:18 am - Here's what to expect from Grant's girls basketball team this season.

Girls basketball: Scouting Lakes

Nov 20 2014 | 9:18 am - Here's what to expect from the Lakes girls basketball team this season.

Girls basketball: Scouting Mundelein

Nov 20 2014 | 9:18 am - Here's what to expect from Mundelein's girls basketball team this season.

Girls basketball: Scouting Grayslake North

Nov 20 2014 | 9:18 am - Here's what to expect from the Grayslake North girls basketball team this season.

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