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: Hey, voters, jump aboard the PEDwagon

Jan 19 2017 | 5:39 am - Hall of Fame voters' PEDwagon filling up on the way to Cooperstown.

Imrem: Chicago Blackhawks no longer scary good

Jan 15 2017 | 10:15 pm - Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup contenders but they sure don’t look like favorites

Imrem: At least Packers offer quality QB with the hot chocolate

Jan 11 2017 | 7:33 pm - Could Green Bay Packers’ hot chocolate help Chicago Bears fill Soldier Field?

Imrem: Chicago Bulls trade Butler? Only in proper context

Jan 08 2017 | 7:09 pm - Trade Jimmy Butler? Trade Corey Crawford? Sure, but only in the context of a wide-angle vision.

Imrem: Bears’ sustained failure starts with McCaskey family

Jan 04 2017 | 6:14 pm - GMs and coaches are symptoms of Chicago Bears’ woes; McCaskeys are the chronic illness

Imrem: Fox should be back with Chicago Bears, unless ...

Jan 02 2017 | 10:38 am - Chicago Bears might as well keep John Fox for another season unless ...

Imrem: Chicago Bears show bad is better than mediocre

Dec 28 2016 | 7:22 pm - Good news, Chicago Bears: Being bad isn’t as bad as being mediocre

Imrem: Not a happy tune for Chicago Bears

Dec 24 2016 | 6:05 pm - More than 12 days of Christmas needed to fill all the Chicago Bears’ holes.

Imrem: Doing the math, Joe Maddon style

Dec 14 2016 | 7:58 pm - Chicago Cubs manager wants kids to do the math, baseball-style.

Imrem: How about Notre Dame’s Kizer for Chicago Bears?

Dec 14 2016 | 7:26 am - Notre Dame haters, brace yourselves for this: It would be cool if the Chicago Bears drafted Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer.

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