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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.

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July 19, 2016

There could be trees in Chicago at least 250 years old, but no one has definitive proof.

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July 18, 2016

The new restuarant could be open within a few months, according to the owner.

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July 18, 2016

The new store will be three times the size of the current Binny's Express on 53rd Street.

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July 15, 2016

Rescue teams rushed to the beach Monday night after reports of two swimmers in distress, police said.

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July 15, 2016

Aldermen Dowell and King are trying to bolster the anti-violence programs that are known to work.

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July 15, 2016

The walk will go by Wells' former home and other historic landmarks of the neighborhood.

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July 14, 2016

Steven Lucy wants to open a shop selling the craft beer and imported wine on sale at Open Produce.

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July 14, 2016

The weekend festival spans 11 venues with local favorites joining out-of-town acts.