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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Lake Zurich picks up another win, vs. Libertyville

Oct 13 2017 | 11:31 pm - Lake Zurich made few mistakes in improving to 8-0 and 6-0 in the North Suburban Conference after a 40-14 victory over Libertyville.

Boys golf: St. Viator, Vernon Hills nab downstate berths

Oct 10 2017 | 9:10 pm - Prairie Ridge, St. Viator and Vernon Hills earned the team qualification spots in Tuedsay’s Class 2A Grayslake Central boys golf sectional at Stonewall Orchard Golf Club.

Dream finish favors Antioch

Oct 06 2017 | 11:39 pm - Antioch outlasted Lakes 34-31 in a Northern Lake County Conference showdown that lived up to the hype.

Girls golf: Stephens, Carmel deliver signature regional triumph

Oct 04 2017 | 9:31 pm - Carmel Catholic’s girls golf team was all smiles at tournament’s end, as the Corsairs captured the regional championship with a 364 at sunny Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee on Wednesday.

Boys golf: Antioch’s Riedel, Vernon Hills set the standard

Oct 03 2017 | 9:37 pm - Led by matching 80s from senior Brian Favia and sophomore Rohan Vasudeva, Vernon Hills captured its seventh Class 2A boys golf regional championship in a row Tuesday, firing a 331 on a sunny-but-windy day in Wadsworth to hold off runner-up St.

Notre Dame adds to one rough Carmel season

Sep 29 2017 | 11:32 pm - A Carmel Catholic football team with more than its fair share of injuries came up short 41-14 against host Niles North on Friday.

Eventually, Antioch finds the winning tempo

Sep 28 2017 | 10:39 pm - Antioch captured a 28-0 win over visiting Round Lake in a rare Thursday night game.

Girls golf: Another team triumph for Bai, Stevenson

Sep 27 2017 | 9:20 pm - Stevenson’s sensational girls golf season continued at Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan on Wednesday, as the Patriots won the conference tournament going away with a 326. Stevenson senior Joyce Bai claimed medalist honors after shooting...

Pow: Powell’s 4-TD games catches plenty of attention

Sep 26 2017 | 4:08 pm - Lake Zurich senior receiver Payton Powell is getting plenty of attention after catching 4 touchdown passes against Warren in Week 5.

Chicago Bears’ Cooper relieved botched return didn’t cost win

Sep 24 2017 | 7:34 pm - Marcus Cooper Sr. went from highlight to blooper reel all on one play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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