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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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Team England sweeps opening matches against Team USA

Jul 21 2016 | 10:39 pm - Team England swept its opening two matches on a scorching Thursday in Lake County, capturing 2 & 1 decisions over Team USA at the UL International Crown in Gurnee.

International Crown golfers weather strange summer conditions

Jul 21 2016 | 8:01 pm - The LPGA’s UL International Crown golfers got a taste of Chicago’s temperamental weather in opening-round action of four-ball play at the Merit Club in Libertyville on Thursday.“I felt like we just walked into the...

Chicago Cubs’ Rondon willing to fill any bullpen role

Jul 21 2016 | 10:07 pm - Chicago Cubs closer not affected by talk of bringing in outside help to bolster the bullpen for the stretch run.

Chicago Cubs Szczur always ready, willing and able

Jul 19 2016 | 8:22 pm - Monday marked Cubs backup outfielder Matt Szczur’s first 3-hit game in the major leagues. His 3-for-4 effort hiked his batting average to .294 and marked just the latest contributions by the backup outfielder. “The things about Matty...

Arrieta making his first start after break Tuesday

Jul 18 2016 | 9:54 pm - No one expects Jake Arrieta to repeat the historic second half he put together last season. But half as good would be nice.

Wauconda grad signs deal with Los Angeles Dodgers

Jul 05 2016 | 4:03 pm - Kevin Malisheski, who graduated from Wauconda in May, signed a professional baseball contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers at his home on Sunday. He was drafted in the 38th round.

Buffalo Grove family bringing back 'Joey's Angels' charity golf outing

Jun 30 2016 | 7:11 pm - The Joey's Angels chapter of the Leukemia Research Foundation will continue its fight against leukemia and other blood cancers in Joey Mix's name with the return of the “Angels in the Fairway” golf outing July 29, ending a four-year...

Renovated Arlington Lakes Golf Club ready to ‘reawaken’

Jun 29 2016 | 10:57 am - After a one-year renovation, Arlington Lake Golf Club, an 18-hole course that once served as a Nike Missile Base, will report to the public with a more golf-friendly concept. It remains a par-68 layout (only 5,432 yards).

Baseball: Providence rallies past runner-up Mundelein

Jun 12 2016 | 9:39 am - Mundelein grabbed a 3-run lead early in Saturday’s Class 4A baseball state championship game, but Providence rallied in the latter stages at Silver Cross Field in Joliet for a 10-3 victory.

Center-stage finish for talented Travetto at Stevenson

Jun 10 2016 | 7:27 pm - Girls water polo standout Allison Travetto of Stevenson has been named female athlete of the year in Lake County by the Daily Herald.

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