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Mike Imrem

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Mike Imrem joined the Daily Herald Sports department the first week of September 1978 and a month later was appointed general sports columnist.

Imrem has held that position ever since, covering 20 Super Bowls, including a Bears' victory and Bears' defeat; nine World Series, including the White Sox' victory in 2005; all six Bulls' championship victories; both Blackhawks' appearances in the Stanley Cup Finals, one a defeat and the other a championship; more than a half-dozen NCAA basketball Final Fours, including Illinois' in 1989; four college-football championship games, including Notre Dame's victory in the Fiesta Bowl; Rose Bowls featuring Northwestern and Illinois; and a half-dozen major golf championships.

Among Imrem's journalism awards are several from The Associated Press -- including first-place honors in the state and a top 10 in the nation.

Prior to the Daily Herald, Imrem worked for the Rockford Morning Star/Register Republic, Day Publications and the Champaign News-Gazette.

Imrem grew up on Chicago's Northwest Side, graduated from Schurz High School and earned a journalism degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Since joining the Daily Herald, he has resided in Palatine and Arlington Heights.

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Imrem: Chicago Bulls should have tried to get Boogie

Feb 22 2017 | 7:38 pm - Chicago Bulls should have taken a serious shot at aquiring Boogie Cousins.

Imrem: While waiting for White Sox to be contenders, keep eye on Moncada-Benintendi battle

Feb 19 2017 | 6:00 pm - Chicago White Sox fans can pass time monitoring the Yoan Moncada-Andrew Benintendi race to glory

Imrem: No harm in questioning Maddon’s moves

Feb 15 2017 | 7:22 pm - Yes, it’s OK to amuse ourselves by second-guessing Chicago Cubs’ champion manager Joe Maddon.

Imrem: Butler truly most valuable with Chicago Bulls

Feb 12 2017 | 7:28 pm - Chicago Bulls should dump just about everyone else in their organization before trading Jimmy Butler.

Imrem: Reinsdorf giving loyalty a bad name

Feb 09 2017 | 6:12 am - Chicago Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf is giving loyalty a bad name.

Imrem: Oh, to be hated like the Patriots

Feb 05 2017 | 10:18 pm - Fans here wouldn’t mind if the Chicago Bears were as hated for being as good as the New England Patriots are.

Imrem: Offering some help to get Chicago Bears a new QB

Feb 01 2017 | 7:38 pm - A Chicago Bears offer the New England Patriots couldn’t refuse for Jimmy Garoppolo.

Imrem: A Chicago Bulls plan? Does it matter?

Jan 29 2017 | 10:47 pm - Philadelphia 76ers indicate that no plan will lift the Chicago Bulls out of NBA purgatory.

Imrem: Wade and Delle Donne have their reasons

Jan 25 2017 | 6:09 pm - Who would be missed more: Dwyane Wade or Elena Delle Donne?

Imrem: Sorry, fans, but sports figures are for real

Jan 23 2017 | 9:57 am - Pop Popovich pops off on Trump and reminds that sports figures are real people

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