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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 »

March 29, 2017

As library architects visited the site, foundation officials said Obama is undecided on the design.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

March 28, 2017

The school is offering a free salsa dance class Friday at First Unitarian Church.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

March 28, 2017

Assessors want to hear from the community before renewing the optional accreditation.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

March 27, 2017

The summit will be a chance for neighborhood residents to find common concerns.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

March 27, 2017

Ald. Sophia King has called a meeting to talk about the resumption of Oakwood Shores construction.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

March 24, 2017

Chris Devins said he wants to fix it before starting on his Michelle Obama mural in South Shore.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

March 24, 2017

Lake Meadows Apartments renovations are next in a developer's plan to dramatically remake the area.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

March 23, 2017

"Extreme Ice" shows extreme time-lapse videos of glaciers melting over 10 years.