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: Sorry White Sox, but it will always be Comiskey Park

Aug 25 2016 | 10:46 am - Chicago White Sox ballpark by any other name is still Comiskey Park.

Imrem: Chicago Cubs fans need to just trust in Joe Maddon

Aug 25 2016 | 5:55 am - Relax, Chicago Cubs fans, and just wait for Joe Maddon to concoct a playoff rotation

Imrem: Security concerns always present at sports venues

Aug 23 2016 | 8:32 pm - Goodbye, Rio; hello, security concerns at Chicago sports venues

Imrem: Notre Dame just another school vulnerable to scandal

Aug 22 2016 | 8:21 pm - College sports render Notre Dame just another school vulnerable to scandal

Imrem: Chicago White Sox should be happy anyone still cares at all

Aug 21 2016 | 7:33 pm - Chicago White Sox should be happy that anyone still cares enough to criticize them

Imrem: Nothing wrong with an NFL ‘skirmish’ now and then

Aug 17 2016 | 6:58 pm - Let’s hope there’s a healthy, uh, skirmish in Chicago Bears-New England Patriots game

Imrem: Jabari Parker, thank you

Aug 18 2016 | 11:49 am - NBA player, Chicago product provides glimmer of hope “In the Ghetto”.

Imrem: MLB sure needed somebody like Lilly King

Aug 15 2016 | 8:14 pm - MLB could have used someone like Olympic swimmer Lilly King during the steroids era.

Imrem: Phelps great, yes, but best athlete?

Aug 14 2016 | 7:03 pm - Michael Phelps the best athlete ever? Nah, not even close

Imrem: It really does take all kinds

Aug 10 2016 | 7:39 pm - Tim Tebow, Chicago Cubs’ Tommy La Stella are reminders that it takes all kinds

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