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Sam Cholke

Reporter/Producer @SamCholke 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.

South Chicago & East Side »

April 20, 2015

State Rep. Christian Mitchell Asking Voters What He Should Do About Cuts

Mitchell will hold a town hall meeting about state budget cuts on April 27.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

April 20, 2015

Hyde Park Divvy Stations Set to Double this Spring

The first three new stations are being installed in the neighborhood.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

April 17, 2015

What We're Reading: Style Icons and Space Cowboys

Does Chicago need a style icon? Was Darth Vader an effective leader? We tackle these questions and more.

South Chicago & East Side »

April 17, 2015

Cyclists Racing to Raise $150,000 to Save South Chicago Velodrome

The bike racing track is the only one of its kind and might be dismantled after the owner walked away.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

April 16, 2015

Man Quietly Builds an Agility Course For Dogs on Lakefront Tennis Court

Todd Agosto built "Jackson Bark" on one of Jackson Park's unused tennis courts over the last year.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

April 15, 2015

Former Oprah Chef Art Smith Leads All-Star Chefs at St. Thomas Benefit

The school's annual fundraiser dinner is Saturday.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

April 15, 2015

Historic Rosenwald Mansion Up For Sale for Only Second Time in 50 Years

The Howard Van Doren Shaw collaboration with Jens Jensen is listed for $3.65 million.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

April 13, 2015

U. of C. Police Ready to Open Books on Stops, Searches With Online Posts

Chief of Police Marlon Lynch said the force will post every instance where someone was stopped and why.