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: Whole seasons once were intercepted for military service

May 28 2017 | 7:05 pm - Try to imagine Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant having to lose two seasons to the Army like Yale Lary did.

Imrem: Let’s give a hand to NFL on new celebration rules

May 25 2017 | 6:23 am - NFL’s new celebration rules finally catch up to the hand game called Morra.

Imrem: Is hype over Sox signee Robert overblown?

May 26 2017 | 2:32 pm - Chicago White Sox signee Luis Robert called “the best player on (Earth)” or maybe Krypton.

Imrem: New rules have made baseball even softer

May 17 2017 | 8:49 pm - Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester correct about baseball going soft with new rules.

Imrem: No surprise this year isn’t last year for Chicago Cubs

May 14 2017 | 6:39 pm - Chicago Cubs are demonstrating that current seasons are almost always different from previous seasons.

Imrem: Chicago Cubs' Rizzo one fine role model

May 11 2017 | 6:07 am - This week Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo represents all athletes and teams that contribute to the community

Imrem: Cutler’s easy exit says it all

May 07 2017 | 6:11 pm - Chicago Bears ex-QB Jay Cutler’s easy exit symbolizes his lack of passion for playing football.

Imrem: Chicago Bulls fail to launch their decision-makers

May 04 2017 | 5:46 am - FredBerg, GarPax, MikeJerr all should be gone, but the Chicago Bulls decide to stay the course instead

Imrem: Chicago Bears GM should have no regrets

Apr 30 2017 | 7:20 pm - Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace should have no regrets no matter how Mitch Trubisky turns out.

Imrem: Bulls-Celtics series lacks any sort of buzz

Apr 26 2017 | 11:01 pm - Though Game 5 was competitive, this Bulls-Celtics series sure hasn’t had much buzz.

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