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.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood & Morgan Park »

March 26, 2015

What We're Reading: Rahm's Bad Tip, Erik Larson's New Book, Fashion Advice

Also, Chicago  magazine says there are deals to be had on high-end homes in Morgan Park and Beverly.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

March 26, 2015

Obama's 'Body Man' Reggie Love To Be Guest at U. of C. Talk

Reggie Love will talk about how he's risen to be the right-hand man of a president.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

March 26, 2015

Sounds from the 'Black Mountain' to the Black Sea To Fill U. of C. for Days

Spring Fest kicks off Thursday with music and dances from the Balkans and Eastern Europe.

South Chicago & East Side »

March 26, 2015

Pro-Rahm PAC Cuts Cash in 7th Ward Race, But Outside Money Still a Factor

Outside groups are funding the extra six weeks of campaigning for Natashia Holmes and Gregory Mitchell.

South Chicago & East Side »

March 25, 2015

Susan Sadlowski Garza's Mom Chides John Pope for Attacks at Debate

The last debate between the 10th Ward candidates was raucous, with the crowd heckling Pope and Garza.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

March 25, 2015

Tropical Monk Parakeets the First Green of Spring

The number of parakeets has declined in Hyde Park, and sightings are increasingly rare.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

March 25, 2015

'Chicago Fire' Filming on King Drive Friday

Parts of Martin Luther King Drive will be shut down on Friday during filming.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

March 24, 2015

Chicago Chorale To Perform Bach 'St. Matthew Passion' on Palm Sunday

A full orchestra and period instruments will join the choir for the performance at Rockefeller Chapel.