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 2, 2014

Court Theatre Prepares to Open 60th Season with 'Native Son'

The theater will premiere the first stage adaptation of Richard Wright's novel on Sept. 11.

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September 2, 2014

Hyde Park Book Sale Wants Your Donations ... And Will Even Come Get Them

The used book sale is looking for donations for the October event that offers more than 30,000 titles.

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August 29, 2014

Hyde Park to Host Jazz Fest Afterparty

David Boykin and other South Side jazz musicians will perform at the Logan Center for the Arts.

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August 29, 2014

Bret Harte School to Unveil $1M New Playground, Drive Lane for Drop-Offs

MAC Properties bankrolled the improvements at the school, which will be shown off Friday.

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August 28, 2014

University of Chicago to Add Hospital Beds After State Reverses Ruling

A state panel denied the plan in July, saying the beds were unnecessary and the rooms too big.

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August 28, 2014

Museum of Science and Industry Offering Free Tickets to Illinois Residents

From Sept. 8-29, Illinois residents can visit the museum for free on weekdays.

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August 28, 2014

Players Make Pitch for World Cup of Gay Rugby to Be Held in Chicago

Washington Park could host up to 45 rugby teams and 2,000 spectators in 2016 if the bid is successful.

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August 27, 2014

Yusho's Matthias Merges To Give One-Day Sneak Peek of Hyde Park Menu

On Sept. 8 Merges will give a preview of the menu for his forthcoming Yusho restaurant.