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.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

August 20, 2014

Shiloh Baptist Church To See New Life in Kenwood as Condos

Plans call for a parking garage to be excavated under the historic church to serve 13 condos.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

August 20, 2014

Volunteers Needed on Wooded Island in Jackson Park on Saturday

The park advisory council is looking for volunteers to help remove invasive plants in the park.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

August 19, 2014

Bret Harte Hosts Cleanup Day Before School Starts

MAC Properties will paint classrooms and hallways at the school.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

August 19, 2014

South Side Community Art Center Picks New Director

A former L.A. film and TV producer will take over as the art center prepares for its 75th anniversary.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

August 19, 2014

Rapper Common Pulls His Aahh! Festival From the South Side

No acts have been announced or tickets sold for the Sept. 20 festival, now to be held in Union Park.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

August 18, 2014

Scottie Pippen, Common Share Secrets of Success With Chicago Kids

Athletes, rappers and artists urged 500 kids  to push for greatness  at the South Shore Cultural Center.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

August 15, 2014

Annual Health and Housing Fair Kicks Off Saturday

The 4th Ward event offers a one-stop shop for city services and information for homeowners.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

August 15, 2014

South Shore Summer Festival Offers Free Music All Day Saturday

The Chosen Few DJs will headline the free festival at the South Shore Cultural Center.