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 compromised franchise's integrity with Chapman

Jul 26 2016 | 5:39 am - So, Theo Epstein says the Chicago Cubs didn't compromise their integrity by trading for Aroldis Chapman?

Imrem: Will Cubs become likable winners with Aroldis Chapman?

Jul 26 2016 | 5:59 am - To remain a Chicago Cubs fan, hold your nose while watching closer Aroldis Chapman.

Imrem: It’s remarkable more Chicago White Sox players don’t go goofy

Jul 24 2016 | 9:47 pm - It’s remarkable more Chicago White Sox players don’t go goofy like Chris Sale did

Imrem: In Hendricks-Colon food fight, Cubs hurler on top

Jul 20 2016 | 6:32 pm - A storyline for the Food Channel as Chicago Cubs beat New York Mets

Imrem: Outcome position for Chicago Cubs’ Arrieta

Jul 19 2016 | 11:42 pm - Jake Arrieta’s performance enables Chicago Cubs to sigh with relief

Imrem: Garoppolo’s audition might just be for Chicago Bears

Jul 18 2016 | 2:15 pm - Maybe Jimmy Garoppolo will become Chicago Bears’ QB after Patriots “audition”

Imrem: It can’t be good that The Body needed a rest

Jul 19 2016 | 7:39 pm - It can’t be good for the Chicago Cubs that Jake “The Body” Arrieta felt he needed to rest.

Imrem: Cubs’ Epstein should entertain offers for Schwarber

Jul 12 2016 | 6:11 pm - ‘Brockitis’ shouldn’t scare the Chicago Cubs away from considering a Kyle Schwarber trade, Mike Imrem explains.

Imrem: If society would only follow baseball’s lead

Jul 11 2016 | 7:54 pm - Baseball teams set pace on race ... if society would just follow

Imrem: Goal on this day was to watch soccer

Jul 10 2016 | 7:06 pm - A summer Sunday afternoon watching ... Portugal-France soccer? G-o-o-o-a-l!

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