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: Chicago Bears winning games in most unbalanced ways

Oct 22 2017 | 6:30 pm - Chicago Bears collecting pieces for when Mitch Trubisky becomes Pitch Trubisky.

Imrem: Dodgers show Cubs how many holes they need to fill before 2018

Oct 20 2017 | 8:54 am - Los Angeles Dodgers show the Chicago Cubs how many holes they need to fill before 2018.

Imrem: Get used to seeing Cubs, Dodgers in playoffs

Oct 18 2017 | 1:14 am - Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers figure to be National League heavyweights for years to come

Imrem: Chicago Cubs win the mind game again, eliminate Nationals

Oct 13 2017 | 6:21 am - Chicago Cubs prevail in the NLDS’ mind game as well as in the physical game

Imrem: Strasburg makes Chicago Cubs’ bats look sick

Oct 12 2017 | 9:49 am - Washington Nationals' pitcher Stephen Strasburg dominated the Chicago Cubs and his critics.

Imrem: Baker deserves more respect than he gets

Oct 11 2017 | 8:21 am - Former Chicago Cubs manager Dusty Baker should be a strong candidate for Hall of Fame despite critics.

Imrem: Schwarber’s a dilemma the Cubs are willing to live with

Oct 09 2017 | 8:32 pm - Kyle Schwarber is a dilemma, but one that Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is willing to live with.

Imrem: The Cubs playoffs fun is just getting started

Oct 08 2017 | 7:34 am - Two home runs mean more “moments” remain for Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals in NLDS

Imrem: How much longer can Bears wait on Trubisky?

Sep 29 2017 | 12:02 am - Can Chicago Bears coach John Fox keep waiting to replace Mike Glennon with Mitch Trubisky?

Imrem: National anthem controversy unifies Chicago Bears

Sep 25 2017 | 7:23 am - Chicago Bears unify their way to victory amid the NFL's weekend of anthem controversy

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