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: Ballplayers not bigger than life, not on this day

May 30 2016 | 9:04 pm - The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers don’t seem bigger than life on Memorial Day

Imrem: Why 350,000 fans showed up for the Indy 500

May 29 2016 | 4:55 pm - Mike Imrem on why 350,000 fans showed up for the 100th Indy 500.

Imrem: Horse racing deaths still weigh heavily on sport

May 25 2016 | 7:05 pm - Horse deaths at Pimlico perpetuate suspicions about racing

Imrem: Kendrick Nunn dismissal sends important message sent to Illini community

May 25 2016 | 11:19 am - The University of Illinois did the right thing Tuesday by dismissing Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team.

Imrem: A beautiful Sunday well spent enjoying baseball

May 23 2016 | 1:41 pm - A Sunday well-spent watching the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals play baseball.

Imrem: Baseball fun is a run toward ‘56’

May 23 2016 | 7:43 pm - What fun it would be if Boston Red Sox’s Bradley made run at “56”

Imrem: If Chicago Cubs win it all, what about Theo?

May 18 2016 | 7:53 pm - Maybe Theo Epstein will leave if the Chicago Cubs win the World Series

Imrem: Butler fails as Bulls good-luck draft lottery charm

May 17 2016 | 8:58 pm - Jimmy Butler fails as Chicago Bulls good-luck representative at NBA draft lottery.

Imrem: Nothing wrong with a little base-brawl

May 16 2016 | 7:46 pm - Sorry, pacifists, but a Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox dust-up like Toronto-Texas would be fun.

Imrem: So just where will the Chicago Bears find next quarterback?

May 15 2016 | 7:56 pm - Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace must think draft isn’t only place to find Jay Cutler’s successor.

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