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 »

November 21, 2014

Hyde Parker Not Nervous to Sing the National Anthem at Bears Game

Opera singer Wilbur Pauley said he's ready for an audience of 61,500 during Sunday's game.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

November 20, 2014

U. of C. Officer in Chase Trips on Kenwood Couple's Stairs, Sues for $500K

Retired Chicago Fire Capt. Ezra McCann was sued after the officer chased a suspect onto his property.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

November 19, 2014

Award-Winning Novelist Richard Flanagan Cancels Reading in Hyde Park

Flanagan won the 2014 Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Narrow Road to the Deep North."

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

November 18, 2014

Rush's Church Could Reopen for Holidays After Storm Damaged Main Windows

After a Halloween storm blew in its sanctuary windows, church members now hope to return next month.  

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

November 18, 2014

Break-In Closes Mayoral Candidate Amara Enyia's Campaign Headquarters

The campaign said thousands of dollars in damage was done to the offices.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

November 18, 2014

University of Chicago Student Robbed at Gunpoint, Police Said

University of Chicago Police said no arrests have been made in connnection with six recent robberies.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

November 18, 2014

Three Choirs to Join Up To Perform Handel's 'Messiah' at Rockefeller Chapel

The oratorio best known for the hallelujah chorus will be performed twice at the University of Chicago.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

November 17, 2014

U. of C. to Show Documentary on How Iceland Crowdsourced Its Constitution

The director will answer questions on the process of rewriting the constitution without politicians.