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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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Grayslake Central pursues winning tempo

Aug 18 2017 | 11:53 am - A tweaked offense might not necessarily speed up the rebuild, but Grayslake Central will at least try to move at a faster pace when it has the football this season.

Antioch eager to unveil its arsenal

Aug 18 2017 | 11:52 am - They didn’t lose a regular-season game, plowed through the new Northern Lake County Conference and posted double-digit wins for just the third time. So Antioch’s Sequoits aren’t changing what they do. They might be tweaking,...

Fresh start has Grant excited

Aug 18 2017 | 11:52 am - Coach Chris Robinson is emphasizing a winning tradition in his first season leading the football program at Grant.

Senior solidarity a big plus for Round Lake

Aug 18 2017 | 11:53 am - This is coach Cristo Garza’s third season running the football team of his alma mater, Round Lake. And while the Panthers needed a Week-9 win last season to match their 1 win from the previous year, confidence is growing, thanks in part to...

Wauconda doubles down on playoff goal

Aug 18 2017 | 2:27 pm - Wauconda’s football team will feature a pair of identical twins in its bid to make the postseason for the third straight year.

New look, same high expectation at Grayslake North

Aug 18 2017 | 10:41 pm - First-year coach Sam Baker hopes to help uphold the winning football tradition that’s been established at Grayslake North.

Boys golf: Scouting Lake County

Aug 18 2017 | 10:44 pm - Here’s what to expect from the high school boys golf teams of Lake County this fall.

Girls golf: Scouting Lake County

Aug 17 2017 | 10:08 pm - Here’s what to expect from the high school girls golf teams of Lake County this fall.

Lakes has Eder’s positive approach up its sleeve

Aug 18 2017 | 11:53 am - Jordan Eder wants to see attitude, character and enthusiasm in his first year as the high school football coach at Lakes.

Mundelein’s Schulewitz sidearms his way into pro baseball

Aug 07 2017 | 9:35 pm - Once nearly unwanted by college baseball programs, former Mundelein pitcher Mitchell Schulewitz is tossing pitches in Surprise, Ariz., as a member of the Kansas City Royals minor league team in the Arizona League.

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