Sam Cholke

Reporter/Producer @SamDNAInfo

Sam Cholke is a reporter/producer for Chicago covering Bronzeville, Hyde Park, Kenwood and South Shore.

A native of Rockford, Ill., Sam previously worked at the Hyde Park Herald Newspapers covering the University of Chicago and ward politics for five years. In 2011, he spent nine months researching and reporting on trauma care for victims of gunshot wounds on Chicago’s South Side through a grant from the Community Media Workshop and the McCormick Foundation.

After graduating from Northern Illinois University in 2004, Sam worked at the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, Ill., as technical editor for three years coordinating the daily newspaper’s nation, world and health coverage.

Fun Fact: Even I'm not entirely sure how to pronounce my last name.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

April 19, 2014

U. of C. Police Go Door-to-Door in Hyde Park to Warn of Burglaries

Residents claim to have video footage of three burglars that broke into a Hyde Park apartment building.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

April 18, 2014

Shuttered South Shore Bank to be Spruced Up With Murals

Urban Partnership Bank has hired a Bridgeport arts group to paint murals on its former branch.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

April 17, 2014

Sip and Savor Owner Plans to Revive Original Bronzeville Location

Trez Pugh III said he will bring back the comedy, poetry and community of the Bronzeville Coffee House.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

April 15, 2014

Historic Woodlawn Church Reborn During $7.3M Rehab, but Masses Still Cold

The Shrine of Christ the King is hosting concerts to help raise money for the renovation.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

April 14, 2014

Hyde Park Art Center Will Expand With New Wing for More Artists

The art center kicked off its 75th anniversary celebration with a massive new installation.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

April 11, 2014

Murray Elementary Getting $81,000 to Start Classes 15 Minutes Later

CPS asked Murray to move its school day later to better coordinate buses with Ray Elementary.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

April 10, 2014

Nichols Park Meadow Burned to Ashes

Park District crews performed a controlled burn at the park to help revitalize the meadow

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

April 10, 2014

Promontory Eases Into Hyde Park with Dinner for KAM Isaiah Israel

South Shore jazz vocalist Tammy McCann will perform at the Kenwood synagogue's annual fundraiser.