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: 'Cubs' and 'World Series' finally belong in same sentence

Oct 23 2016 | 8:28 am - Finally, “Chicago Cubs” and “World Series” in the same sentence won't draw snickers.

Imrem: Cubs’ Russell introducing himself to the world

Oct 21 2016 | 10:10 am - Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell introduced himself to the world in Games 4 and 5 of the NLCS.

Imrem: Dodgers seem intent on getting past Chicago Cubs

Oct 19 2016 | 11:27 am - The L.A. Dodgers are trying to repeat the improbable by making the Chicago Cubs the victims this time.

Imrem: Kershaw lived up to his hype

Oct 16 2016 | 10:53 pm - It takes the best to beat the Chicago Cubs and Clayton Kershaw proved to be just that

Imrem: Maddon’s move under scrutiny even after Chicago Cubs’ victory

Oct 15 2016 | 11:28 pm - Joe Maddon’s move is under scrutiny even after Chicago Cubs’ victory.

Imrem: Cubs wise to follow path set by Blackhawks

Oct 13 2016 | 7:55 pm - Big compliment: Chicago Cubs have similar ingredients to become what Chicago Blackhawks became

Imrem: Yes, Chicago Cubs take big step in beating, yes, the curse

Oct 12 2016 | 11:03 am - Chicago Cubs take another step toward slaying the curses, jinxes and hexes.

Imrem: Arrieta has Cubs’ latest magic trick

Oct 11 2016 | 1:06 am - Jake Arrieta comes up with the Chicago Cubs’ latest magic trick

Imrem: For Chicago Bears, decision on quarterback could be done

Oct 09 2016 | 7:14 pm - Chicago Bears backup QB Brian Hoyer indicating as much about Jay Cutler as about himself

Imrem: Fowler sets tone for Cubs in first at-bat

Oct 09 2016 | 7:29 am - Chicago Cubs victory essentially sealed after nine pitches to Dexter Fowler.

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