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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.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

January 17, 2017

Officials admitted officers were often unsure when to let paramedics or medical professionals take over.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

January 17, 2017

There are five candidates hoping to fill out the remainder of Will Burns term as alderman.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

January 16, 2017

The restaurant is offering a free meal to people who donate to the Hyde Park Art Center at the door.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

January 16, 2017

Chicago police training sets up new officers to get hurt and hurt others, the federal report says. 

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

January 16, 2017

Obama's not moving back, and neighbors are worried the tourists will move in if security loosens.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

January 13, 2017

The president said "it's good to be home" before delivering an impassioned defense of democracy.

South Chicago & East Side »

January 13, 2017

Park District Supt. Michael Kelly began selling the golf course overhaul to the public Monday night.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

January 13, 2017

Jeff Deutsch said inactive shareholders are holding the store back from a needed reorganization.