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.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

March 6, 2015

What We're Reading: A Petition To Bring The Churro Dog to Chicago

From budgets to churro-dogs, DNAinfo reporters are reading it. 

South Chicago & East Side »

March 6, 2015

Runoff Candidate Greg Mitchell Vows To Improve Service in 7th Ward Office

Mitchell plans to rely on a strong ground campaign to beat Ald. Holmes, who has the mayor's support.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 6, 2015

ICYMI: Chicago's Youngest Alderman, Wave Pipe Organ, Business Odd Couple

In Case You Missed It , DNAinfo's weekly podcast, highlights some of this week's neighborhood news.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 5, 2015

What We're Reading: Chicago's Girl Scout Cookies Are Better Than Yours

Also: Coyotes on the South Side and an NFL Draft Party Downtown.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

March 5, 2015

Experimental Station Hit by Burglars

Police expanded a recent string of Hyde Park burglaries to seven.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

March 5, 2015

50th Anniversary of Selma Marches To Be Remembered at First Unitarian

The Hyde Park church will host a documentary screening and a series of talks to mark the anniversary.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

March 5, 2015

The Music of Lake Michigan? Chicago Could Get Pipe Organ Powered by Waves

New concept leaves the shipwreck of the Silver Spray and Morgan Shoal undisturbed.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

March 4, 2015

CTA Testing Expanded Weekend Hours for Route 39 Buses

The bus route on Pershing Road connects the lakefront to three train stations.