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 »

May 23, 2015

Meet Thor, the Robot That May Someday Save Your Life

Roboticists from a new Museum of Science and Industry exhibit give a peek into what's next in robotics.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

May 22, 2015

Robots Swarm Museum of Science and Industry in New Exhibit

The museum will open the largest exhibit with fully operating robots in the world on Friday.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

May 21, 2015

Listen to Thursday's Top DNAinfo Radio Stories

DNAinfo Radio offers the story behind the story, told by the reporters in Chicago's neighborhoods. 

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood & Morgan Park »

May 21, 2015

What We're Reading: Death Metal Yoga and Teaching Kids About Trolls

Also: Should Chicago go back to its "anything goes" architecture policy?

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

May 21, 2015

U. of C. Sculpture Gone Since 2013 Tracked to Humboldt Park Warehouse

"Grande Disco" by Arnaldo Pomodoro sat in storage for more than a year, but is now being restored.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

May 21, 2015

Free Summer Camp on the Environment Offered by Kenwood Synagogue

High school students at the camp will learn about urban farming and responsible land use.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

May 20, 2015

What We're Reading: What Osama bin Laden Was Reading

We're reading about bin Laden's reading list, Illinois Amtrak funding cuts and how to be a 1-percenter.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

May 20, 2015

Restoring a Church is Harder Than Building a City in China, Developer Finds

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church is being restored, with its interior converted to townhomes.