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Sam Cholke

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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.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

October 20, 2017

You can be Svengoolie for Halloween, say goodbye to a beloved Wicker Park bar or hit up a cat circus.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 20, 2017

A graduate student said they "perform unquestionably valuable work and are the backbone" of the U. of C.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 20, 2017

The 30-minute film will be shown for the first time Saturday at RainbowPUSH.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

October 20, 2017

The Perry Avenue Community Farm is building a barn the old way — with big logs and lots of volunteers.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

October 20, 2017

A new tenant — Amazon? — could take advantage of a ton of fiber-optic cables already bordering the site.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 19, 2017

U. of C.'s Polsky Center is partnering with the U. of I. at a new office and lab complex in Hyde Park.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 19, 2017

The church will be completely enclosed again by the spring.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 19, 2017

Tim Wittman of the Art Institute will talk about the history of the park.