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: Finding new Illini mascot no easy task

May 04 2016 | 10:11 pm - Finding a new mascot for Fighting Illini athletics is a daunting assignment.

Imrem: Danks move significant message for White Sox players

May 04 2016 | 12:43 pm - Designating Danks signals to Sox’ players that front office is committed to winning.

Maybe it’s early, but one can dream

May 02 2016 | 7:53 pm - May is a good month to imagine the Cubs and White Sox in the same World Series.

Imrem: NFL is safe, even if players are not

May 01 2016 | 5:47 pm - Mike Imrem says the NFL Draft’s message is this: Football’s future is safe even if football players aren’t.

Thinking outside the box, NFL draft style

Apr 27 2016 | 7:54 pm - Bears should select a really fat, cool-name QB in the NFL draft’s first round.

Bobby Knight’s support of Trump no surprise

Apr 26 2016 | 7:36 pm - Bobby Knight and Donald Trump go together like the Fridge and ice cream.

Imrem: Repeating shouldn’t be so difficult, but it is

Apr 25 2016 | 11:57 pm - Repeating as Stanley Cup champions shouldn’t be so difficult. But it is. The degree of difficulty seems to never decrease and if anything becomes more difficult every year. The Blackhawks have tried to repeat three times this decade and...

Imrem: Kane’s Game 3 penalty costly for Blackhawks

Apr 17 2016 | 7:20 pm - The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane has time to recover from Sunday’s misstep in what’s still expected to be a long series against the St. Louis Blues.

Imrem: NHL’s most exciting time of year

Apr 14 2016 | 12:14 am - “Most exciting time of the year” begins with tough Hawks’ loss.

Imrem: Time to own it: Chicago Bulls need change

Apr 12 2016 | 9:03 pm - Here’s what a new Bulls owner would do if Reinsdorf ever would sell.

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