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: Reviving fond memories of ‘The Sandlot’

Sep 21 2016 | 11:46 pm - The Murrays, Chicago Cubs Ben Zobrist revive fond memories of “The Sandlot”

Imrem: Could be beginning of the end for Chicago Bears and Cutler

Sep 20 2016 | 6:59 pm - This sure is starting to look like the beginning of the end for Jay Cutler as the Chicago Bears quarterback.

Imrem: If only the Chicago Bears had a younger QB ...

Sep 19 2016 | 11:27 pm - Oh, if only the Chicago Bears had a younger QB like Carson Wentz to replace injured Jay Cutler

Imrem: Cubs will have odd, but nice, break

Sep 18 2016 | 6:39 pm - With three more weeks until the start of the playoffs, the Chicago Cubs are left with the opportunity to rest players but try to keep them game-ready at the same time.

Imrem: Chicago Cubs have enjoyed perks of ‘clinching’ early

Sep 14 2016 | 7:44 pm - Chicago Cubs enjoy the perks of clinching the NL Central title three months ago

Imrem: Chicago Cubs’ crafty Hendricks renders hitters powerless

Sep 13 2016 | 8:25 pm - Chicago Cubs’ crafty Kyle Hendricks renders opposing batters powerless.

Imrem: Will Chicago Bears join national anthem protests?

Sep 13 2016 | 6:20 am - Will the Chicago Bears join the NFL player protests in their home opener?

Imrem: At 33, Chicago Bears’ Cutler might not make it to 34

Sep 11 2016 | 6:14 pm - The new 33 is 43 for NFL quarterbacks but Chicago Bears’ Jay Cutler might not make it to 34.

Imrem: Clemson showing others how to be excessive

Aug 31 2016 | 8:59 pm - Clemson shows the likes of Northwestern, Illinois, NIU how to be excessive in college football

Imrem: Bears rival QB out, but no one is celebrating

Aug 30 2016 | 6:29 pm - Chicago Bears rival loses its quarterback but nobody is celebrating

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