Sam Cholke

Reporter/Producer @SamDNAInfo 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 »

October 22, 2014

Percussion Ensemble to Play Politics at Logan Center

Third Coast Percussion will perform new works from David Little on Nov. 1.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 21, 2014

U. of C. to Build New Forum Building With Gift From Carlyle Group CEO

The David Rubenstein Forum will be a new social space for faculty and students on 60th Street.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 21, 2014

Jackson Park Needs Help Cleaning Up Wooded Island

The monthly workday will be on Saturday.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

October 21, 2014

Safe Document Shredding Offered by Ald. Will Burns

Burns and state Rep. Christian Mitchell are offering free document shredding for a day.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 21, 2014

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House is Looking for Tour Guides

Tour guides will need to go through training several days a week in November.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 20, 2014

Former 'Daily Show' Comedian to Introduce Screening of 'Putney Swope'

Wyatt Cenac will open the showing of Robert Downey Sr.'s satire of race in advertising.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 20, 2014

Best African American Artists in Chicago to Be Decided at DuSable Museum

African American Arts Alliance of Chicago will hold its annual awards ceremony on Oct. 27.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 20, 2014

Washington Park to Host Stargazers After Eclipse

Space enthusiasts are encouraged to bring a telescope or look through one provided by the Park District.