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.

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October 31, 2014

DuSable Museum to Honor its Late Founder's 99th Birthday

Margaret Burroughs will be remembered by the museum with a scholarship in her honor to a single mother.

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October 31, 2014

'Arcadia' Production by Hyde Park Community Players Opens Nov. 8

The tragic comedy will run through Nov. 23 at University Church.

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October 30, 2014

University of Chicago Police Accused of Racial Profiling

Neighbors and Students complained that police are not accountable for who officers are stopping.

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October 29, 2014

Economists to Convene in Hyde Park to Remember Nobelist Gary Becker

The Univeristy of Chicago will host two days of events in honor of the Nobel Prize-winning economist.

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October 29, 2014

South Side Pie Challenge Searching for Gladiators of Crust and Creme

The annual baking competition is looking for the best pies on the South Side.

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October 28, 2014

Mainstays of Hyde Park Jazz Helping Out the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club

Willie and Bethany Pickens will play with the Curtis Black Quartet for the club's fundraiser.

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October 28, 2014

Director to Show New Film, 'Homestretch,' at First Unitarian

The documentary is the new production from the makers of "The Interrupters" and "Hoop Dreams."

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October 28, 2014

Lipstick Killer and Clarence Darrow's Ghost Haunt Hyde Park for Tour

Haunted Hyde Park tells seven grisly and ghostly stories of the neighborhood for Halloween.