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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 »

May 24, 2017

To stop a dive in ridership, Metra is looking to shift more trains to Hyde Park.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

May 24, 2017

The gift will fund a new institute to study wellness and how the body prevents disease.

South Chicago & East Side »

May 24, 2017

Residents want more control over 71st, but worry rezoning would discourage desirable businesses too.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

May 24, 2017

The South Loop club is opening a restaurant and bar at the beach and adding a 60-foot deck.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

May 24, 2017

There will be free dance lessons for those not up on their salsa and mambo moves.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

May 23, 2017

The app tells the park's role in the Columbian Exposition and its future with Obama's library.

Midway, Chicago Lawn & Ashburn »

May 23, 2017

Donda's House is holding six days of auditions looking for local bands to play three festivals.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

May 22, 2017

The bill, which heads to Rauner's desk, makes Obama's birthday an honorary day, but not a legal holiday.