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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 »

June 28, 2017

CPS on Tuesday promised to fix months of problems with pests and repair a heating and cooling system.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

June 28, 2017

Police said three garages have been robbed in the last week.

South Chicago & East Side »

June 28, 2017

But Park District has promised to relocate dog park displaced by driving range, a community rep said.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

June 28, 2017

The annual parade starts at 11 a.m. on Tuesday and ends in Nichols Park.

South Chicago & East Side »

June 28, 2017

The Grant Park Orchestra will hold an encore performance of its July 4 repertoire on July 5. 

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

June 27, 2017

Two stores were robbed within a week, according to police.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

June 27, 2017

The DuSable Museum is helping recruits understand context when working in black neighborhoods.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

June 27, 2017

The Grammy-winning artist is the only performer announced for the 28th annual fest.