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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 »

August 29, 2015

Hyde Park Artists' 'Hairy Who' Comics Re-Released 46 Years Later

A New York gallery wil reprint all four comics from the groups early shows at the Hyde Park Art Center.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 28, 2015

5 Things To Do Outside Today: Ferris Bueller Outside, Rogers Pork, Cicadas

Plus, the three-day Chicago Food + Wine Festival kicks off Friday.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

August 28, 2015

De La Salle Plans Major Campus Expansion As It Goes Co-Ed

The Catholic school is planning a new building as it combines the Bridgeport campus with Douglas.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

August 28, 2015

There Is No Kenwood, Only Hyde Park, According to Many Hyde Parkers

Asked to draw the boundaries of Hyde Park, many included all of Kenwood as part of the neighborhood.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

August 27, 2015

5 Things To Do Outside Today: 'Dead Poets' Picnic, an Excellent Adventure

Also: Learn to step in the park or meet a turtle with your toddler.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

August 26, 2015

Only Red-Light Cameras in Hyde Park Being Removed

After getting community input, CDOT will remove the 57th and Cornell cameras in the fall.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

August 26, 2015

Hospitalized Dyett Activist Returns to Continue Hunger Strike for 10th Day

Irene Robinson kept up the hunger strike after doctors warned her blood pressure is dangerously high.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

August 26, 2015

Chicago Architects Line Up to Design Obama Presidential Library

“Of the Americans, it’s pretty heavily skewed to Chicagoans,” Marty Nesbitt said.