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Sam Cholke

Reporter/Producer @SamCholke 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 »

December 7, 2016

Robert Nelson's new book tells how he cleared the harbors of a culture of bribes and corruption in 1987.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

December 6, 2016

The presidents at University of Chicago and Northwestern are still among the highest paid in the nation.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

December 6, 2016

James doesn't look too happy about his Cubs gear.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

December 6, 2016

A group promoting a race war vandalized the Hyde Park campus Monday night.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

December 5, 2016

We've scoured stores all over the city for fun gifts for this holiday season.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

December 5, 2016

The university is expanding its efforts to support the startups of faculty, students and alumni.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

December 5, 2016

"Everything was great over here until today," a neighbor said after the man's body was found.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

December 5, 2016

Here's a slew of gift ideas when out shopping for the holidays in Hyde Park, Woodlawn and South Shore.