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: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky's rock-star tour coming to Prospect High

Aug 17 2017 | 9:35 am - Prospect High School is the next stop in Chicago Bears rookie QB Mitch Trubisky's rock-star tour.

Imrem: Society could stand to heed Tomlinson, Maddon and sports teamwork

Aug 14 2017 | 12:53 pm - Society could stand to heed LaDainian Tomlinson, Joe Maddon and sports teamwork

Imrem: Signs not looking good for Chicago Cubs

Aug 09 2017 | 7:08 pm - The Chicago Cubs are playing like they left their focus back at the World Series victory parade.

Imrem: With Jay Cutler, football won’t be dull in Miami

Aug 07 2017 | 6:36 am - Football won’t be dull in Miami after Dolphins sign former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

Imrem: Should we care if NFL players do not?

Jul 26 2017 | 7:18 pm - As Chicago Bears begin training camp are fans still obligated to worry about NFL players’ brain safety?

Imrem: Pressure on Chicago Cubs could be fun

Jul 23 2017 | 7:08 pm - It will be fun if the Chicago Cubs are forced to play as well down the stretch as Jordan Spieth had to in the British Open.

Imrem: Abreu further in background with Chicago White Sox

Jul 19 2017 | 10:20 pm - Jose Abeu drives Yoan Moncada from the airport and himself further into the Chicago White Sox background.

Imrem: Jose Quintana trade felt on both sides of town

Jul 17 2017 | 8:28 am - It was a Jose Quintana kind of day in the hearts of both the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs.

Imrem: Quintana to Cubs just makes too much sense

Jul 13 2017 | 7:48 am - It’s absurd if proximity keeps Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox from trying to work out a Jose Quintana trade.

Imrem: Maybe boos will remind Cubs who they are

Jul 09 2017 | 6:17 pm - Maybe the Wrigley Field boos will wake the sleepy Chicago Cubs into remembering who they are.

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