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 »

July 21, 2014

Promontory Quietly Opens Two Days Ahead of Schedule

The new restaurant and venue from the owners of the Empty Bottle and Longman & Eagle is now open.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

July 21, 2014

Meeting Set By Ald. Will Burns To Discuss Future of Dyett Academic Center

Activists have pressed Burns to offer a plan to save the school from closure next year.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

July 21, 2014

Black Harvest Film Fest to Tour Neighborhood Libraries

Libraries will show four films from the festival for free over two nights.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

July 21, 2014

Hyde Park Art Center Ends Story Slams with Theme of Trauma and Grief

Judith Heineman will lead the last story slam as part of "The Beast" exhibit.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

July 21, 2014

Ferry That Sunk Off the Shore of Hyde Park Remembered 100 Years Later

The wreck of the Silver Spray on Morgan Shoal remains close enough for swimmers to reach and explore.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

July 17, 2014

University of Chicago's Plan to Add 43 Hospital Beds Quashed by the State

Protesters who want a South Side trauma center spoke out against the expansion plans.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

July 17, 2014

Police Spend Too Much Time Sleeping, Using Phones On Duty, Residents Say

Hyde Parkers complained at a CAPS meeting about the officers who patrol the neighborhood.

South Chicago & East Side »

July 17, 2014

Neighbors of Lakeside Development at U.S. Steel Site Seek Benefits, Too

Current residents want dust monitors, rent control and local hiring considerations from the developers.