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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.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

July 2, 2015

No Genre Repeats At Nichols Park's Free Summer Concerts

The free summer concert series starts July 12 with Popo Santiago playing salsa.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 2, 2015

Listen to Thursday's Top DNAinfo Radio Stories

DNAinfo Radio offers the story behind the story, told by the reporters in Chicago's neighborhoods. 

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

July 2, 2015

Here's How You Can Take a U. of C. Law School Class for Free

The Law School will start its first free online course on July 13 on the tech industry.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

July 2, 2015

Oriental Institute Enlists Dramatist To Help Tell Story of Looting of Iraq

Museum researchers and Timeline Theatre will join up to talk about the looting of Iraq's museums.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

July 1, 2015

5 Things To Do Outside Today: 'Sandlot' in the Park, Dancing on the Beach

Also: Playing with police, a classical Blue Man group show and more.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

July 1, 2015

Jimmy Carter to Visit Hyde Park for Book Signing

Former President Jimmy Carter will sign copies of his memoir on July 24 at the Seminary Cooperative.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

June 30, 2015

Listen to Tuesday's Top DNAinfo Radio Stories

DNAinfo Radio offers the story behind the story, told by the reporters in Chicago's neighborhoods. 

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

June 30, 2015

What We're Reading: Why Germans Will Probably Hate 'Seinfeld'

Ballerinas breaking boundaries, real-life Pixar relics and more stories that caught our eye Tuesday.