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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.

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.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

June 26, 2017

The festival has expanded to more than 15,000 people and now needs funding to keep up with its growth.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

June 26, 2017

The new "Continuous Span" exhibit opens Wednesday and runs through July 30.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

June 26, 2017

The house is one of the last examples of Roger Margerum's work in Chicago.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

June 26, 2017

Musicians have assembled special ensembles to pay tribute to the pianist and composer.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

June 23, 2017

The deadline for the grant from the South East Chicago Commission is Friday.