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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 »

February 17, 2017

The first of several shipments of records for the Obama presidential library arrived Thursday.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

February 17, 2017

But King hasn't faced tough votes on cops, schools and taxes yet, the author of the UIC report says.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

February 17, 2017

Leslie Hairston said the foundation needs to do a better job of communicating with area residents.

Back of the Yards & Brighton Park »

February 17, 2017

Police said they believe the weapons are linked to recent shootings in the neighborhood.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

February 17, 2017

Police said the operation was accelerated after a 311 dispatcher was accidentally killed.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

February 17, 2017

The former commander in chief was in Chicago Wednesday to discuss plans for his presidential library.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

February 16, 2017

Nathaniel Dorsey said he's going to save his winnings after he takes a vacation.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

February 16, 2017

The slain teen's parents will discuss their new book about their son's death.