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Suspect arrested after multiple bank robberies

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on April 16, 2014

 

By Jillian Schwartz

The ‘Benchwarmer Bandit’ may be in custody after police arrested a man matching the description after a robbery at the Fifth Third Bank at Dearborn and Madison in the Loop on Tuesday around 3 p.m.

The ‘Benchwarmer Bandit’ is wanted in six different bank robberies.

Here is the full story from abc7:

A man in police custody may be the ‘Benchwarmer Bandit’ wanted in a series of bank robberies, officials said.

The man was taken into custody on Tuesday around 3 p.m. after a robbery at the Fifth Third Bank at Dearborn and Madison in the Loop. The offender allegedly handed a note to a teller and then fled with an undisclosed amount cash, according to FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde. The FBI said no weapon was displayed and no one was hurt.

He was described as a man in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5-foot-4 with a thin build, wearing a dark green hoodie, blue jeans and black gym shoes, Hyde said. He was carrying a red backpack.

Chicago Police saw a person matching his description a short time later and arrested him at Chicago and Wabash avenues, Hyde said. Charges are pending.

An offender with a similar description whom the FBI called the Benchwarmer Bandit is wanted in six bank robberies, including the Loop robbery:

1. TCF Bank. 3531 N. Broadway. Chicago. 3/16/2014. 9:45AM.

2. TCF Bank. 4355 N Sheridan. CG. IL. 3/21/14. 9:02AM.

3. TCF Bank. 2940 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL on 3/24/2014. 9:37 AM

4. Citibank. 3128 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL on 3/29/2014 at 10:07AM.

5. Citibank. 111 W. Jackson. Chicago, IL on 4/8/14. 8:22AM.

6. Fifth Third Bank. 1 South Dearborn. Chicago, IL

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Teen shot and killed in Rogers Park

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on April 15, 2014

By Jillian Schwartz

16 year-old Keno Glass was shot and killed after a gray mini van drove by and opened fire as he was walking alone in the 7600 block of  North Ashland Avenue at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Glass was pronounced dead at the scene, and police were questioning two suspects after finding the mini van about a mile away.

Find the full story from NBC Chicago here.

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Loyola’s Mosaic magazine examines gun violence

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on April 15, 2014

By Mariah Evely

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This Wednesday, April 16, Loyola University Chicago’s School of Communication’s Mosaic magazine will launch it’s 11th issue. This issue will focus on gun violence in Chicago.  Students last spring went out to different areas of Chicago and reported on gun violence in those areas.

The magazine will also launch it’s brand new website this Wednesday. The launch party will take place in the School of Communication’s lobby from 5-6:30 p.m. There will be a few speakers on gun violence in Chicago present. The event is free and light refreshments will be provided.

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Loyola introduces summer cooking classes

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on April 14, 2014

By Jillian Schwartz
Looking for a summer activity? Learn to whip up a unique meal with Loyola.
Loyola University Chicago’s Retreat and Ecology Campus will offer summer cooking classes lead by Scott Commings–Loyola’s executive chef and Hell’s Kitchen contestant–starting Saturday, May 10 in the new demonstration kitchen.
The classes will feature a number of different classes including farm-to-table sustainable cooking, artisan bread-making, food preservation, and more.
Here is the full story from Loyola:
Loyola University Chicago’s Retreat and Ecology Campus Introduces
Summer Cooking Classes in New Demo Kitchen
Woodstock, IL Campus Brings Sustainable Cooking to the Local Community
 Loyola University Chicago’s Retreat and Ecology Campus will offer a series of summer cooking classes starting Saturday, May 10. These will be the first classes in the new demonstration kitchen, which features state-of-the-art equipment and a design that fosters a hands-on approach to culinary learning.
 
Lead by Loyola’s executive chef and Hell’s Kitchen contestant, Scott Commings, classes will feature a number of culinary themes, including farm-to-table sustainable cooking, Italian delicacies, and artisan bread-making. A number of classes will also focus on yielding valuable kitchen skills, including knife techniques, butchery, and food preservation.
 
“Our goal is to provide an educational, energetic, and fun atmosphere to learn the basic fundamentals in the art of cooking while also connecting people through food,” said Commings. “Sustainability is also a key part of our classes–we cook the seasonal products that come directly from our campus farm.”
 
During each class, Commings will discuss the ins and outs of each recipe while giving valuable tips and instruction along the way. Class attendees will work in a group setting to prepare each meal, and will have the opportunity to sit together at the end of the class to enjoy what they have prepared. 
 
The new demonstration kitchen will be complete by the end of April with the goal of bringing the experience of a professional kitchen to students, community members, and others, including those not familiar with food preparation. The kitchen, in conjunction with the Retreat and Ecology Campus Farm, will allow students and guests to learn techniques that will lead to better, smarter, and healthier ways of living. 
 
The classes are open to the public and will run from May 10 through September 6. For pricing and to register, visit LUC.edu/retreatcampus.

 

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Mariano’s to open in Edgewater

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on April 13, 2014

By Jillian Schwartz
Stomach still grumbling in Edgewater? Grumble no more. marianos
A new Mariano’s location will open at 5201 N. Sheridan Rd on Tuesday, April 22 and Broadway Armory Park will open a new kitchen space that will offer home-level cooking classes on Thursday, May 29.
Here is the email with the full details from Alderman Harry Osterman:
I am excited to share with you that Mariano’s has confirmed the opening date for their new Edgewater store. The Edgewater Mariano’s, located at 5201 N. Sheridan Road, will open Tuesday, April 22 at 6:00am. I hope you will join me in welcoming Mariano’s to the 48th Ward!

It is also with great enthusiasm I announce that the Broadway Armory Park will open a new kitchen space under the management of The Peterson Garden Project. The state-of-the-art teaching kitchen will soon offer soon offer home-level cooking classes designed for families, youth and seniors.

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The Peterson Garden Project has launched a
Kickstarter campaign to help fund stocking the kitchen with utensils and equipment. Save the date for a Community Open House in the kitchen on Thursday, May 29! The vision for this space is to benefit and nourish our community and city through programming, events, workshops and more.

I want to thank everyone who joined me, fellow neighbors and Chicago police officers for our annual series of block-by-block safety meetings. As a result of these meetings, we are able to continue to build stronger relationships throughout the Kenmore and Winthrop area of the 48th Ward which will lead to safer streets. To address on-the-ground safety issues, we will follow up with a series of safety walks. Please see the full schedule in this week’s “Public Safety” section.

Sincerely,
Harry Osterman

Alderman, 48th Ward


 

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Shooting at Albion and Sheridan

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on April 11, 2014

By Jillian Schwartz
A man driving a truck fired several shots, hitting a victim once at the intersection of Albion and Sheridan at about 1:22 a.m. Friday morning, according to Loyola University Chicago’s Campus Safety.
The victim is not affiliated with Loyola, and was taken to a hospital for medical attention.
Here is the full email from Loyola:
Loyola Community,

Campus Safety is writing to inform you of a shooting that occurred at the intersection of Albion and Sheridan. The incident happened at approximately 1:22 a.m. on Friday morning.   

The offender was driving a dark pickup truck and fired several shots from the vehicle striking a victim once. The offender then fled South bound on Sheridan Ave. The victim, who is not affiliated with Loyola University Chicago, was taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Campus Safety is working closely with the Chicago Police Department on this investigation. If anyone has information on the incident, please call Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263.

Sincerely,
Tom Murray                                                                                                                                                                 
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety

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Loyola Student Dispatch Weekly Roundup

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on April 10, 2014

By Rianne CoaleLSDWR Rianne1

Loyola’s Best Buddies Friendship Walk

Phi Sigma Sigma talks stroke awareness

2 dead, 8 wounded in city shootings

Talented music students perform in Honor’s Recital

These are among some of the top stories this week on Loyola Student Dispatch.

And Rianne Coale, our News Anchor, examines these and other stories in her weekly video round-up.

Click here to view Rianne’s video report: ROUND-UP.

And visit Loyola Student Dispatch for the latest breaking news involving Loyola and it’s neighborhoods.

Loyola Student Dispatch is Loyola University Chicago’s unofficial, student-run breaking news service. Its mission is to capture events on and around campus as they happen, and to inform the Loyola community as quickly as possible.

With breaking news, LSD will often aggregate a story from a reputable news source, then assign a student reporter to follow up with original reporting and an original story.

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Media outlets, bloggers and other publishers are free to use information from Loyola Student Dispatch. We ask only that you credit us as the source of the information.

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Loyola features honors recital

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on April 9, 2014

By Jillian Schwartz

Loyola University Chicago’s top music students will present their work at the Honors Recital on Friday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the Skowronski Music Hall in Mundelein Center.

The recital will include a variety of vocal and instrument selections.

Here are the full details from Rogerspark.com:

Date: April 11, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Skowronski Music Hall, located in the Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at 1020 West Sheridan Road.
Event Contact Email: boxoffice@luc.edu

What: Honors Recital
Where: Skowronski Music Hall, located in the Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at 1020 West Sheridan Road.
When: April 11| 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 – 10
Description:
Join us in celebrating excellence in music as top students present a diverse program of vocal and instrumental selections. These promising performers have had advanced training in their areas of study and rehearsed under the tutelage of accomplished music faculty members. Come celebrate their talent and the transforming power of music.

Book your seat today!

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2 dead, 8 wounded in city shootings

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on April 8, 2014

By Mariah Evely

 

Two men were killed and at least eight were wounded in shootings across the city Monday, police said. One of the men killed was a 24-year-old man and was one of the three people shot in a convenience store in the Rogers Park neighborhood about 7:40 p.m.

Some of the wounded to taken to the Loyola University Medical Center.

Click here to read more about the shootings from the Chicago Tribune.

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Loyola talks stroke awareness

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on April 7, 2014

By Jillian Schwartz

Loyola University Chicago’s Phi Sigma Sigma will host a stroke awareness event to honor their late sister and educate students about the prevention and early detection of strokes on Tuesday, April 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Damen Student Center.

All proceeds from the Sprinkles cupcake sales go to the stroke unit at Rush Medical Center.

Here are the full details from Loyola:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Description

Phi Sigma Sigma will be hosting its third annual Stroke Awareness event on April 8th in Damen Student Center. Stroke Awareness is an event to honor our late sister Emily Johnson, who passed away from a stroke in 2011. We will be selling Sprinkles cupcakes all day. All proceeds go to the stroke unit at Rush Medical Center, where Emily was treated. Throughout the day we will be educating the Loyola community on prevention and early detection of stokes. At 4pm everyone is invited to take a red balloon to the quad where we will have a balloon release to honor Emily.

Location
Damen Student Center (click for map)
Contact
Alessandra Puleo philanthropyzetatau@gmail.com
Event Cost
Free
Open To
All
This event has been marked as open to the public.
Sponsor
Phi Sigma Sigma-Zeta Tau

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