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: What have playoffs said about Chicago’s winter teams?

Jun 15 2016 | 7:36 pm - What have NHL, NBA playoffs said about Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls?

Imrem: Butler question inspires another about Chicago Bulls

Jun 14 2016 | 8:05 pm - One Chicago Bulls question (Jimmy Butler) inspires another (Tom Thibodeau)

Imrem: Chicago Cubs scripting a neighborly approach

Jun 14 2016 | 6:03 am - A “Neighbors 3” could be evolving around the Chicago Cubs.

Imrem: Yes, you might be next on Chicago White Sox roster

Jun 12 2016 | 7:37 pm - Go to U.S. Cellular Field and you might wind up playing for the Chicago White Sox

Imrem: Pitchers hitting can be quite compelling

Jun 08 2016 | 7:25 am - Surprise, DH breath: Pitchers, a few on the Chicago Cubs, can really hit!

Imrem: Another day and Ventura stays

Jun 07 2016 | 8:20 am - Another day passes without Chicago White Sox firing Robin Ventura

Imrem: White Sox can’t do it the Cubs’ way

Jun 05 2016 | 5:14 pm - Quit clamoring: The Chicago White Sox can’t do it the Chicago Cubs’ way.

Imrem: Conflict lingers with Ali’s past

Jun 04 2016 | 6:50 pm - Muhammad Ali dies but some 1960s conflicts persist

Imrem: Volunteering a thought on NFL’s OTAs

Jun 01 2016 | 7:14 pm - Don’t blame Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery for understanding “voluntary.”

Imrem: Enough of the Warriors and Royals already

Jun 01 2016 | 6:32 am - The Royals and Warriors are so admirable that they’re despicable. Golden State, an NBA last outpost for decades, now makes the Bulls look more dysfunctional than they are. Kansas City, an MLB landfill for decades, now makes the Sox look like...

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