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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Nice outcome for Morrissey, Montini against Carmel

Dec 03 2016 | 11:02 pm - Matthew Morrissey’s clutch shooting down the stretch helped Montini’s boys basketball team pull out a 68-58 win over Carmel Catholic in a nonconference game Saturday night in Mundelein.

Stevenson savors a fun Friday

Dec 02 2016 | 11:29 pm - Ashley Richardson had 15 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals as Stevenson’s girls basketball team improved to 5-2 and 2-0 in the NSC after a 47-41 win over Warren.

Forward-thinking Mundelein turns it around vs. Antioch

Dec 01 2016 | 10:33 pm - Mundelein’s boys basketball team quickly bounced back from a disappointing Thanksgiving tournament finish by topping Antioch 72-56 on Thursday in nonconference play.

No joke: Jubilant Hjorth ready to jump in at Stevenson

Nov 30 2016 | 10:26 pm - The ‘H’ in new Stevenson football head coach Josh Hjorth’s last name is silent, but he hopes the Patriots’ program continues to speak up.

Swanson takes leave at Grant

Nov 30 2016 | 3:54 pm - Grant girls basketball head coach Kathie Swanson says she is taking a “leave of absence for personal reasons” and will not coach the team the rest of the season.

This time, Warren solves Zion-Benton

Nov 29 2016 | 10:02 pm - Warren’s girls basketball team bolted to a 14-point advantage on its home court and never relinquished the lead en route to a 41-34 win over Zion-Benton on Tuesday night in a North Suburban Conference opener.

Powerful Peoria denies Vernon Hills

Nov 26 2016 | 8:26 pm - The best football team in Vernon Hills history wasn’t quite enough to stop Peoria’s march to a championship on Saturday. The Lions topped the Cougars 62-48 at Champaign’s Memorial Stadium the Class 5A title game and finished the...

Grayslake North works for OT win against Wauconda

Nov 25 2016 | 6:41 pm - Down 19 points in the first quarter, Grayslake North’s boys basketball team rallied for a 62-54 victory over Wauconda in overtime

Softball: Antioch's Foote measures up with Green Bay

Nov 23 2016 | 6:42 pm - Antioch senior infielder Jill Foote has committed to a softball future at Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Antioch goes to work for win No. 1

Nov 23 2016 | 8:31 pm - Thanks to an effort that produced 14 steals, Antioch’s boys basketball team beat Woodstock North 47-39 to finish up the 17th annual Hoops for Healing Thanksgiving tournament at Woodstock.

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