Sam Cholke

Reporter/Producer @SamDNAInfo

Sam Cholke is a reporter/producer for 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 25, 2014

Hyde Park Gift Guide: Bike Tire Jewelry, Robie House Mugs and More

Hyde Park is lush with gifts made in the community or reflecting the neighborhood's stories and values.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

November 24, 2014

A Lost Castle in Kenwood? Residents Wonder if Remnants Buried Near Bus Stop

Residents say they may have found the remains of "Treasure House," built 90 years ago.

South Chicago & East Side »

November 24, 2014

Gift Market Pops Up in South Shore for Holiday Shoppers

The Quarry will host a weekend market for local artisans through Dec. 21.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

November 24, 2014

Augustana Lutheran Hosting Thanksgiving Potluck

The church will be roasting turkey and ham and is asking attendees to bring a dish to pass.

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.

Chicago »

November 21, 2014

8 Stories You Might've Missed This Week

CHIRP Radio's big win, a MasterChef's Thanksgiving gift, Edgewater's "exploding" art scene and more.

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."