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.

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September 18, 2014

Harp, Zither and Kora Come Together for Rare Performance at Logan Center

Harpist Catrin Finch, zither player Van-Anh Vanessa Vo and kora player Seckou Keita will play for free.

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September 18, 2014

University of Chicago Hospital to Offer 500 Free Heart Screenings

Every Saturday the university hospital will provide free cardiovascular and vascular check-ups.

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September 18, 2014

Where Would U. of C. Put an Obama Library? South Siders Think They Know

The University of Chicago, one of four finalists for the library, will propose three sites for it.

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September 17, 2014

Older Women's League Hosts Annual Potluck on Wednesday

Margaret Huyck, national president of the league, will be among the presenters for September Fest.

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September 17, 2014

Volunteers Needed to Clean Up Amanda's Garden at Ray Elementary

Helpers are needed for two hours on Saturday to get the butterfly and vegetable garden ready for fall.

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September 17, 2014

Hearing Spanish on a Bus May Boost Kids' Learning, U. of C. Researchers Say

Study: Kids who hear a little Spanish as infants may learn better from Spanish speakers later in life.

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September 16, 2014

Hyde Park Dinner Crawl To Offer Sampling of Restaurants on 53rd Street

New restaurant Yusho will join in for the second dinner crawl.

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September 16, 2014

New Yusho Opens to Big Crowds, Squid Ink and Fish Eggs Among Top Sellers

More than 200 people visited the new Japanese restaurant each night during its opening weekend.