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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 »

February 12, 2016

The Monster Roster was a group of mid-century existentialist artists going against the abstract trend.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

February 11, 2016

The charter school is expected to move in 2017 to its new building and add 100 new students.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

February 11, 2016

Those working on the plan largely agree Washington Park is a better fit, Paul Goldberger said.

South Chicago & East Side »

February 11, 2016

Author Gerald Butters and Sergio Mims will introduce the film with music by James Brown.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

February 11, 2016

The group will perform music written for them by Cincinnati composer Rick Sowash.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

February 11, 2016

Fest organizers said it was too hard to get volunteers and attendance was too low to do a third day.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

February 9, 2016

Renovation of the home featured on documentary 'The Perfect Crime' will resume after years of delay.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

February 9, 2016

University of Chicago Medicine said its close to submitting its plans for a trauma center to the state.