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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 »

October 31, 2017

Twenty students from the school met with the British prince and the former first lady.

South Chicago & East Side »

October 31, 2017

The South Shore Cultural Center will host a Halloween event for kids from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

October 31, 2017

The two-day summit features a concert by Chatham native Chance the Rapper.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 30, 2017

The student was unhurt but had a wallet and keys taken at 54th and Ellis.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 30, 2017

Police said there have now been seven reports of armed robberies in the last month.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 30, 2017

The cold weather may have kept kids home who caused problems in the neighborhood last year.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 30, 2017

Despite academic gains, King College Prep is only selective-enrollment school with a drop in admissions.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 27, 2017

Metra is adding time to schedules for trains that weren't making their new runs on time.