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.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

October 24, 2014

Dyett To House New Open-Enrollment School, but It Won't be a Charter: CPS

The current school will shut down at the end of this year, before the new school opens in 2016-17.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

October 24, 2014

IIT Selects Provost Alan Cramb as Next President

Cramb will succeed John Anderson, who will step down on Aug. 1.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 24, 2014

Ebola Ruled Out for Child Who Got Sick on Liberia-to-Chicago Flight

Doctors cleared the child quarantined since Tuesday at University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. 

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 23, 2014

Museum of Science and Industry Opens Late for Police and Community

Supt. Garry McCarthy comes to meet with Grand Crossing District officers and CAPS members.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 22, 2014

Storytellers Will Sing Songs About Ancient Egypt at the Oriental Institute

Storyteller Judith Heineman and musician Dan Marcotte will sing their comedic "How to Make a Mummy."

Chicago »

October 22, 2014

Rahm: City's Ready for Ebola After O'Hare Passengers Hospitalized

Two patients were screened for ebola on Tuesday, one remains in quarantine at Lurie Children's Hospital.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

October 22, 2014

Kurt Summers Earned Appointment to City Treasurer Job, Emanuel Says

Summers replaces Stephanie Neely, who resigned four months before she was to run for re-election.

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.