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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 28, 2015

Sprocket and Stone Bringing Rare Dog Treats Like Smoked Lamb Lungs

Sprocket and Stone will open at the end of the week in Hyde Park, offering locally made dog collars.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

July 28, 2015

'Grandmother of French New Wave' Will Show Her Films for Hyde Park Festival

French director Agnès Varde will screen her influential movies for a full week at the U. of C.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

July 27, 2015

Barack and Michelle Obama's Romance Returns to Hyde Park With New Film

Film crews were to shoot near Kimbark Plaza on Friday, but never showed.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

July 24, 2015

Overton School Sold to Developer Planning Live-Work Apartments

Ghian Foreman has promised to include the community in plans to reuse the school.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

July 24, 2015

'Ambassador of Hair Affairs' Holding Hair Fair at Smart Museum Aug. 1

Artist M.T. Searle will bring his alter ego Mather Seerlo to the museum for a kids' fair all about hair.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

July 24, 2015

Wentworth District Police Want to Meet Neighbors in Washington Park

The district will participate in National Night Out on Aug. 4 in Washington Park.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 23, 2015

What We're Reading: Freezing in Your Office? You're Not Alone

Also: Rolling Stone tackles Chicago violence and is prison basically just grad school for bad guys?

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

July 23, 2015

Hyde Park Shooting a Case of Mistaken Identity, Police Say

Police are now saying a man shot in Hyde Park on July 14 was not affiliated with a gang.