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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: With Beckman gone, Illini’s Thomas should go next

Aug 28 2015 | 6:12 pm - Tim Beckman was embarrassing as a head football coach, so the man who hired him has to leave Illinois with him.

Imrem: Chicago Bears buzz just isn’t there

Aug 26 2015 | 9:02 pm - If the Honey Bears, The Donald and winning are off the table, how will the Bears create a buzz?

Imrem: Pay attention to this: Baseball needs netting

Aug 29 2015 | 1:14 pm - Pay attention to this, Mr. Maddon: Baseball needs to extend the netting.

Imrem: Whatever postseason holds, Chicago Cubs’ season has been memorable

Aug 31 2015 | 9:07 am - Everything seems to be going the Chicago Cubs' way this season. Their pitchers beat aces. Their call-ups deliver. And while it might not turn out to be the year they've been waiting for, it's been a memorable year nonetheless.

Imrem: Three heroes truly worthy of a parade

Aug 23 2015 | 11:04 pm - Athletes are heroes until real heroes come along like the three young Americans on a train in Europe.

Imrem: Adults mean well but don’t always do well

Aug 19 2015 | 7:52 pm - Parents-kids talk: "Please, mom and dad, butt out and just let us go out and play."

Imrem: The phenomenon that is Michael Jordan

Aug 18 2015 | 9:00 pm - We can blame ourselves for the phenomena that Michael Jordan and the Kardashians continue to be.

Imrem: Rizzo a big trade win for Chicago Cubs

Aug 18 2015 | 4:50 pm - Welcome to my third annual evaluation of the Cashner-for-Rizzo baseball trade. Maybe it's the fourth annual. The years do tend to run together.

Imrem: No parallels for state horse winning the Arlington Million

Aug 15 2015 | 8:45 pm - The Pizza Man became the first Illinois-bred racehorse to win the Arlington Million. So what is this the equivalent of, South Side product Derrick Rose sinking the decisive free throws to give the Bulls the NBA title?

Imrem: Quiet escape to Arlington to refresh the soul

Aug 11 2015 | 11:27 pm - No horses, no races, no crowds ... mid-morning at Arlington Park and an escape from the escape.

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