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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.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

August 22, 2017

Mensa, who grew up in Hyde Park, will perform and stay to talk about community health concerns.

South Chicago & East Side »

August 22, 2017

CDOT will hold two meetings in South Shore on the plans so far for making the road closures work.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 21, 2017

Overcast skies did not dissuade Chicagoans from packing the Adler Planetarium and other sites Monday. 

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

August 21, 2017

In one robbery, a student had her hair pulled and her cell phone taken.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

August 21, 2017

The mayor broke ground Sunday on separate Lakefront Trail paths between 44th and 55th streets.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

August 21, 2017

Foundation also said it wants to add a building to the library campus in a recent closed-door meeting.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

August 20, 2017

Owners want to expand nationally, hire from city neighborhoods hardest hit by unemployment, they say.