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Arrest made in shooting near school

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A juvenile has been arrested in the recent shooting of a man near an elementary school in Rogers Park.

The suspect allegedly fired multiple shots at the 22-year-old victim in the 7600-block of North Ashland Avenue, ABC-7 News reports.

The June 1 shooting, which occurred during recess at Gale Math and Science Academy, prompted a lockdown of the building and a brief cancellation of recess.

The juvenile is being charged as an adult, police said. No further details were available.

Click here for the entire ABC-7 story: SHOOTING.

Police search for missing Uptown teen

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Chicago police are searching for a 14-year-old Uptown girl who left her home following an argument with her mother, according to a missing person report.

Johneka Marshall was last seen at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday leaving her home in the 4400 block of North Magnolia Street, police said.

She is described as being 5-feet, 1-inch tall, weighing 101 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Tips should be directed to the Area North Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8261.

McCormick: $1 million to Loyola’s Arrupe

Students register for Arrupe Colege. Photo courtesy JesuitMidwest.org

Students register for Arrupe College.
Photo courtesy JesuitMidwest.org

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The Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation announced Wednesday that it’s giving a $1 million grant to Loyola University Chicago’s Arrupe College, a two-year associate’s degree program for students with limited funding.
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Here is the press release from Loyola:
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Loyola University Chicago announced today that it has received a $1 million grant from the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation in support of the new Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Announced in February, Arrupe College is a two-year associate’s degree program for motivated students with limited financial resources and an interest in attending a four-year institution after graduation.
 
The McCormick Foundation grant will support student scholarships and a variety of operating expenses at the college, including education technology and capital needs. In recognition of the transformative gift, the University will establish the McCormick Scholars Program, which will reward the college’s highest achieving students. These scholars will be selected each year based on academic achievements, leadership qualities, and a proven commitment to social justice.

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Loyola kicks off Summer on the Plaza

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Loyola University Chicago kicks off it’s annual Summer on the Plaza today with a farmers market, local musicians, food trucks and family entertainment.
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Summer on the Plaza starts this afternoon at 6650 N. Sheridan Road outside the CTA’s Loyola L stop.
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Click here for further details: SUMMER ON THE PLAZA

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Uptown braces for Mumford & Sons concert

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Uptown is bracing for a crowd of 30,000 June 17 when folk-rock band Mumford & Sons performs at Cricket Hill at Montrose Beach.

As a result, 46th Ward Ald. James Cappleman is hosting a town hall meeting at 7 p.m.Tuesday at the Clarendon Park Field House to discuss traffic, crowd control and other issues related to the event.

Representatives from JAM Productions and the City’s Office of Emergency Management and Communication will attend the meeting to discuss the concert.

School cancels recess after gang shooting

Site of Shooting. Google Maps.

Site of Shooting.
Google Maps.

Loyola Student Dispatch

Outdoor recess has been cancelled at an elementary school in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood following a gang-related shooting just steps from the schoolyard.

There will be no recess the remainder of the school year at Gale Elementary, 1631 W Jonquil Terrace, after a 22-year-old man was shot twice in the back at about 1 p.m. Monday, DNAinfo reports.

Read the entire DNAinfo story here: RECESS

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