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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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.

Softball: Wauconda’s Wedl captains Lake County all-area team

Jun 09 2016 | 11:45 am - It wasn’t a perfect senior season for Wauconda’s Kayla Wedl, who battled through painful injury yet still managed to be a top pitcher and hitter for the Bulldogs’ softball team. She’s been chosen to captain the Daily...

Softball: Lake County all-area team

Jun 09 2016 | 11:47 am - Introducing the Daily Herald’s softball all-area team for Lake County, featuring players chosen from the North Suburban Conference plus Carmel Catholic, Grayslake North and Grayslake Central.

An emotional postseason for Carmel Catholic’s softball team

Jun 09 2016 | 8:31 pm - Carmel Catholic softball team dedicated its most recent victory — the one that propelled them into this weekend’s Class 3A state semifinals — to the cousin of coach Shane Schueneman. The Corsairs hope to honor him with a couple...

Schachner finding his game as he returns to his roots at Ivanhoe

Jun 09 2016 | 11:22 pm - Rebounding from a 5-over-par 41 on the front nine in the Rust-Oleum Championship, which included a missed 3-footer on No. 9, Michael Schachner finished with a 3-over 75 in the Web.com event, which is making its Lake County debut this week. Schachner...

Softball: Swiatkowski, Carmel come up big against Sterling

Jun 07 2016 | 9:52 pm - Carmel Catholic freshman Jordan Swiatkowski hit a 2-run homer, helping the Corsairs’ softball team come from behind for a 5-4 victory over Sterling in Class 3A supersectional play Tuesday at Hampshire. Carmel advances to a Friday state...

Softball: Carmel’s on task in sectional victory over Antioch

Jun 06 2016 | 9:54 pm - Carmel Catholic completed Saturday’s suspended Class 3A softball sectional final meeting against Antioch with a 6-4 victory, thanks in part to a timely late double play. The Corsairs meet Sterling in supersectional play Tuesday at Hampshire...

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