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 »

December 19, 2014

CPS Wants Ideas to Reopen Dyett High School by April 6

Community groups are proposing an open-enrollment green technology school in Dyett.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

December 19, 2014

The Promontory will Hold a Last-Minute Holiday Market on Sunday

Artisans and farmers will team up to offer gifts for the holidays.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

December 19, 2014

Rev. Jesse Jackson to lead Martin Luther King Celebrations at the U. of C.

Glenda Hatchett of the TV show "Judge Hatchett" will also speak during the week of events.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

December 19, 2014

U. of C. Seeks Furniture Makers for Plan to Reuse Millennium Park Pavilion

The Arts Incubator wants 60 pieces of wood furniture for the pavilion's new home on the South Side.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

December 18, 2014

L.A. Artist Remakes Renaissance Society to End the Gallery's 100th Year

Mathias Poledna has removed much of the gallery's infrastructure for his installation.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

December 18, 2014

Rockefeller Chapel to Hold Candlelit Christmas Eve Ceremony

The Rockefeller Children's Choir will sing carols for the Wednesday afternoon service.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

December 18, 2014

Chicago Gay Men's Chorus Celebrates Christmas with Logan Center Show

The choir will sing classic Christmas songs from TV and movie holiday specials.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

December 17, 2014

Oriental Institute to Show Film on How to Move an Egyptian Temple

"Nubia '64: Saving the Temples of Ancient Egypt" will be shown on Dec. 28 for free.