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Orrin Schwarz

DuPage County High School Sports Coordinator and Pro Sports Writer
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Orrin Schwarz was named Assistant Sports Editor/DuPage in 2003 after spending four years in the same position in the Daily Herald's Tri-Cities office. He is responsible for all high school sports coverage in DuPage County. Among his duties, Schwarz assigns, edits and paginates stories about varsity sports for DuPage County's 28 high schools, as well as its five local colleges. He frequently can be found covering a wide variety of high school sports.

Since joining the Daily Herald in 1999, Schwarz has coordinated the Daily Herald's boys and girls soccer Top 20s. He was named the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association media person of the year in 2002. He also won an award from the Society of News Design in 1998.

Schwarz also serves as the Daily Herald's beat writer covering professional soccer, including the Chicago Fire, the Chicago Red Stars and the United States national teams. He is a member of the North American Soccer Reporters organization and votes each week for the Major League Soccer Player of the Week award. He's also a voter for MLS Player of the Month, as well as postseason awards. Schwarz writes a weekly pro soccer column.

Prior to joining the Daily Herald, Schwarz worked at The Times of Northwest Indiana as a copy editor and assistant sports editor, and he was a freelance sports writer for the Chicago Sun-Times. Schwarz has covered high school sports in the Chicago area since 1991.

Schwarz graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double major of English and history. He also has a master's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in American history.

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Fire’s Kappelhof a new all-star — and husband

Jul 18 2017 | 6:59 pm - Being selected to play in the MLS All-Star Game was just part of an exciting few days for Chicago Fire defender Johan Kappelhof.

Chicago Fire looking to improve depth along back line

Jul 13 2017 | 9:07 pm - The Chicago Fire is rumored to be interested in Colombian central attacking midfielder Juan Quintero.

Chicago Fire’s De Leeuw gets his goal

Jul 04 2017 | 7:16 pm - Chicago Fire forward Michael de Leeuw started the second half of the MLS season by scoring his first goal Saturday night.

Fire move into first place with win over Vancouver

Jul 01 2017 | 9:53 pm - The Chicago Fire defeated Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4-0, remaining undefeated this season at Toyota Park and extending its overall undefeated streak to 10 MLS games.

Three reasons behind the Chicago Fire’s amazing turnaround

Jun 30 2017 | 2:31 pm - Three reasons the Chicago Fire has flipped from the worst team in Major League Soccer the past two seasons to one of the best through the first half of 2017.

Montini’s Jarosinski picks Wake Forest

Jun 27 2017 | 8:13 pm - Montini center Lindsey Jarosinski committed to play college basketball at Wake Forest University.

Accam, McCarty earn national team calls

Jun 25 2017 | 2:53 pm - Chicago Fire players Dax McCarty and David Accam will each miss games after being called up by their respective national teams.

Chicago Fire extend undefeated streak to 9

Jun 25 2017 | 10:07 pm - The Chicago Fire beat Orlando City 4-0 to run its undefeated streak to nine straight games.

Arlington Hts. native Spector excited for Chicago homecoming

Jun 23 2017 | 9:25 pm - Arlington Heights native Jonathan Spector returns to play the Chicago Fire for the first time since signing with Orlando City last winter.

Montini’s Pitts chooses Valpo

Jun 22 2017 | 3:02 pm - Montini guard Illysse Pitts committed to play women’s basketball at Valparaiso University.

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