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Michael Jordan to open steak house in downtown Chicago

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on March 23, 2011

Basketball great Michael Jordan is opening a new steak restaurant just blocks from Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus.

Here’s  a portion of the story from Chicago Breaking Business:

A Michael Jordan-branded restaurant is returning to Chicago after a 12-year absence.

Michael Jordan’s Steak House will open in late summer in the second-floor dining room and ground-floor bar area of the InterContinental Chicago on North Michigan Avenue.

Chicago-based Strategic Hotels & Resorts, which owns the hotel, will own the restaurant. InterContinental will manage it, while licensing the Michael Jordan name from Jump Higher LLC, which is based in Chicago and managed by The Cornerstone Restaurant Group.

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Man stabbed in chest near Uptown hotel

Posted by afleites1818 on March 23, 2011

A man in his 40s was stabbed in the chest near the Wilson Club Hotel and remains in serious condition, according to police.

Here’s the story from Chicago Breakings News:

A man in his 40s was in serious condition after being stabbed in the chest at an Uptown hotel Tuesday evening, authorities said.

The man was stabbed about 7:30 p.m. after a fight between two men escalated, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety said.  The incident occurred near the Wilson Club Hotel, 1124 W. Wilson Ave., police and fire officials said.

The victim, who is 43 or 44, walked to a nearby firehouse and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition, Fire Department Chief Joseph Roccasalva said.

The assailant, 57, suffered minor injuries in the melee, police said. He was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital in good condition, Roccasalva said.

The assailant is in police custody, but had not been charged at 8:45 p.m., Baety said.

-Alexander Fleites

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Karl Rove finally makes his appearance at Loyola

Posted by caitlinbotsios on March 23, 2011

Karl Rove

By Caitlin Botsios

Karl Rove, the  heavyweight Republican counsellor and pundit, finally got his chance to speak at Loyola University Chicago on Tuesday after months of controversy surrounding his ability to appear.

Rove, senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to former President George W. Bush, and now a FOX News regular, was originally scheduled to speak at Loyola during the fall 2010 semester, but the event was cancelled due to Loyola’s concern that sponsoring a political speaker so close to the November midterm election could jeopardize the university’s non-profit tax status.

The cancellation caused an outcry from the College Republicans, the student organization who had planned to host Rove. Group members were persistent in their efforts to reschedule the event to Tuesday.

Rove focused primarily on money during his speech. Discussing the stimulus package, he said, “The President says he’s not going to add a dime to the deficit, and the President is right. He’s not adding a dime. He’s adding gagillions of dimes.”

Rove voiced concerns with the current administration’s agenda saying, “Every major promise that was made about health care isn’t happening.” He continued and stated, “I want cut throat competition with health insurance. I want it to be like auto insurance and commercials on every channel.”

Students in attendance had mixed reviews of his speech.

“I wanted to know where he was getting his facts. He was just throwing numbers left and right,”  said Katie Cox, a marketing student.

 “I just wasn’t floored by anything that was said,” added Alex Neitzke, a philosophy student.

Marko and Victor Edleke, two students who traveled from Highland, Ind. had positive reviews of the event.

“He gave a lot of truths. He was saying what we should do instead of what we are doing now. He’s just giving a lot of solutions,” Victor Edleke said.

The two students also praised the College Republicans, whom organized the event. “The Loyola College Republicans were really nice. It was a great event,” Victor Edleke said.

The second half of the evening was a question and answer segment.

The longest response came with the question, “What was the most difficult thing you encountered in office?”

Rove gave a 20 minute answer detailing Sept. 11 and the movements that he took with the President that day. A more comical moment of the night came when Rove explained the opening minutes for him on Sept. 11 and the problem that he and then-President George W. Bush encountered when the school they were at did not have a television immediately available.

“I spent the opening moments of the War on Terror stealing a television from a grade school room and running it down a hallway,” Rove mused.

Other questions revolved around actions taken in Libya, independent voters, and campaign management.

Several students in attendance voiced their concerns about how the questions were selected.

 “I was very disappointed with the person selecting questions as he was in college republicans and picked what appeared to be bias questions,” said Nick Schuetz a social psychology graduate student.

 “I wanted less softball questions. Looking at the audience, only half the people stood when he entered. I know that people asked harder questions that weren’t being asked,” said Erica Price, another social psychology graduate student.

One thing that all parties agreed on at the event was that the controversy didn’t affect the quality of the event. David Wadell, a 50-yr-old business man who traveled in from Minneapolis stated, “I feel that the crowd was extremely respectful and that the controversy really didn’t impact the event in a negative way.”

Lindsay Blauvelt, a junior journalism major said, “While there were a lot of things that I had to bite my tongue at or respectfully agree with, I respect him for coming and feel the event went well.”

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Loyola students on watch after check-cashing scam

Posted by Megan on March 23, 2011

By Megan Millard

 Loyola University Chicago students are remaining alert after a recent check-cashing scam that has occurred on campus.

“From the start I was taught to never open my wallet in front of strangers,” said Sylvia Sadowicz, a 19-year-old freshman majoring in biology.

The scams occurred earlier this month when a man thought to be around age 19 or 20 approached students in Centennial Forum Student Union or Zip’s Lounge saying he was just out of the military, had no I.D. and therefore could not cash a check. He then asked the students if they had a Chase account, offering to write the student a check in exchange for cash. When the checks are processed a few days later, it turns out that they are fraudulent and the student’s account is frozen.

So far, there have been four incidents in which students were scammed. Three out of four of those incidents were reported to the Chicago Police Department.

But there has been no sign of the person of concern since Campus Safety issued an alert, according to Lieutenant Joe Bogdalek, who has been a Campus Safety officer for seven years.

Meanwhile, students are taking precautions and they are confident they will not be fooled by future scamming attempts.

“I don’t tend to carry cash or credit on me,” said Nuhie Faheem, a 19-year old biology major.

It is exactly that awareness that Lucas Rawls, a 23-year old senior with a pre-med and psychology major says could prevent future scams.

“If students became more aware of their surroundings, it wouldn’t [happen],” Rawls said.

The person of concern in this case is described as being about 6 feet tall, 170 pounds with a stubble-beard. He was captured on video wearing a red snow cap with ear flaps, a waist-length jacket, and a red scarf. During the time of the scams he was often seen in CFSU and Zip’s Lounge. Anyone with information should contact Campus Safety at 773-508-6039.

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