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 »

January 29, 2015

Ald. Backs Down on South Shore Dominick's, Clears Way for New Grocer

Hairston said she has OK'd the opening of a troubled chain at the site. The city won't seize the land.

South Chicago & East Side »

January 29, 2015

Anonymous Letter Claims 7th Ward Candidate Being Investigated for Forgery

But city Election Board said there's been no petition objection filed, and it has no knowledge of probe.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

January 28, 2015

D.J.'s Bike Doctor Tackling $30,000 Tax Bill After Accountant Vanishes

David Jones is asking neighbors to come in early for a tune-up to help him stay afloat.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

January 28, 2015

Professors and Planners To Take on Light Pollution at U. of C.

The panel will explore the effects of replacing starlight with street lights.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

January 28, 2015

University Church to Question Mayoral Candidates on How to Unify CIty

Community groups will grill candidates on what they will do for black and Latino communities if elected.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

January 27, 2015

Fifth Ward Candidates To Be Grilled by Community at Jan. 31 Forum

Voters will get a chance to question the six candidates for alderman at a forum at Hyde Park Academy.

South Chicago & East Side »

January 27, 2015

Three Filmmakers Reconvene 32 Years After Harold Washington's Election

South Side Projections will show three films that captured the election of Harold Washington in 1983.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

January 27, 2015

London-Based Painter Gets U.S. Premiere in Hyde Park

Varda Caivano's "The Denisty of Actions" opens at the Renaissance Society on Feb. 22.