Sam Cholke

Reporter/Producer @SamDNAInfo scholke@dnainfo.com

Sam Cholke is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.com 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 »

July 29, 2014

Social Justice Theme for South Shore Bike Tour

L. Anton Seals Jr. will lead a bike trip through the neighborhood based on its social justice history.

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July 29, 2014

Dee Alexander Celebrates Release of New Album in Hyde Park Friday

Dee Alexander has spent more than a year working on an album of songs dedicated to her mother.

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July 29, 2014

Dyett Supporters Take Over Ald. Will Burns' Meeting on Saving the School

Burns said the fuss scared off people he needed to hear, but those who stayed said he wasn't listening.

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July 28, 2014

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club Names Sarah Diwan New Executive Director

Diwan succeeds Jennifer Bosch, who reshaped the club to focus more on kids.

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July 25, 2014

Hyde Park Museums Band Together to Form 'Museum Campus South'

Seven museums will offer free shuttle service around Hyde Park and to downtown on weekends in August.

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July 25, 2014

Arts Incubator Hosts Block Party Saturday on Garfield Boulevard

Maggie Brown's Interactions will perform and Hyde Park and Washington Park artists will show their work.

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July 24, 2014

Head of Hyde Park Elementary Schools Resigns Eight Months Into the Job

Janice Jackson will succeed Harrison Peters in overseeing Hyde Park schools, CPS said.

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July 24, 2014

Construction Starts on New MetroSquash Courts in Woodlawn

The eight new courts will double the number of students in afterschool programs.