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: Krause a complicated man who deserved much more

Mar 22 2017 | 12:16 pm - It took Jerry Krause’s death for the genius of his Chicago Bulls journey to be widely acclaimed

Imrem: It helps if Illini’s Underwood has urban edge

Mar 19 2017 | 5:27 pm - Illinois basketball needs new head coach Brad Underwood to have an urban edge.

Imrem: Feel-good NU story not so good for Illini fans

Mar 16 2017 | 6:12 am - Feel-good Northwestern doesn't necessarily feel good to Illinois fans.

Imrem: Suffer no more, Northwestern hoops fans

Mar 12 2017 | 6:17 pm - Never trumps 108 years, so Northwestern’s wait trumps the Chicago Cubs’.

Imrem: Can Mike Glennon really be the answer for Chicago Bears?

Mar 08 2017 | 9:25 pm - If Mike Glennon is the answer, maybe the Chicago Bears misunderstood the question.

Imrem: Can Northwestern and DePaul find a balance?

Mar 05 2017 | 7:46 pm - Northwestern and DePaul arena transitions could bring balance of revenue and intimacy

Imrem: Patriots might save Garoppolo from football purgatory

Mar 01 2017 | 8:18 pm - New England Patriots might save Jimmy Garoppolo from Chicago Bears’ quarterback purgatory.

Imrem: Could Ricketts build a Cubs hall of fame without Sosa?

Feb 27 2017 | 11:24 am - Could Tom Ricketts build a Chicago Cubs hall of fame that wouldn’t include Sammy Sosa?

Imrem: Chicago Bulls should have tried to get Boogie

Feb 22 2017 | 8:38 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 | 7:00 pm - Chicago White Sox fans can pass time monitoring the Yoan Moncada-Andrew Benintendi race to glory

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