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Man charged in Rogers Park shooting

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on July 14, 2014

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Site of shooting.
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By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff

A man was charged Monday in the weekend fatal shooting of a man mistaken for a gang member in Rogers Park, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Here is a portion of the Sun-Times story:

A North Side man is being held without bond after being charged with the murder in the death of a photographer who was fatally shot Saturday in Rogers Park.

Eric Vaughn, 31, was arrested Saturday, the same day that Wil Lewis, 28, was shot and killed in the 1300 block of Devon Avenue.

Lewis was standing on Devon about 3:20 p.m. when a gunman approached on foot and shot him in the back, Chicago Police said. He was pronounced dead less than 40 minutes later.

Vaughn, of the 4400 block of North Clarendon Avenue, is charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder, police said. He is also charged with a misdemeanor count of reckless driving and three traffic citations, including having no insurance, driving the wrong way on a one-way street and having no valid registration.

Prosecutors said Vaughn was driving a car involved in the crime, but was not the shooter. He appeared in court Monday.

Lewis had been scheduled to start a new job on Monday, as a photographer for Trunk Club, an online men’s clothing store, said Warren Rader, a close friend and fellow photographer.

Lewis had escaped poverty in Guatemala when he was adopted at age 7. He was raised in Wisconsin, attended art school in Milwaukee and had moved to Chicago two years ago. Lewis and his wife moved into a new Rogers Park apartment just two weeks ago, Rader said.

Read the entire story at the Sun-Times website by clicking here: SHOOTING

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Bystander killed in shooting linked to gangs

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on July 13, 2014

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By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff

A man was killed Saturday afternoon in Rogers Park in an apparent gang-related shooting, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The victim might have been mistakenly identified as a gang member, although there is no indication he was connected with a gang, the Tribune reports.

Here is a portion of the Tribune story:

The fatal shooting happened about 3:20 p.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of West Devon Avenue, on the border between the city’s Edgewater and Rogers Park neighborhoods, said police citing preliminary information.

In that shooting a 28-year-old man of the  suffered a wound to his back and was taken in critical condition to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he was later pronounced dead, said police. The Cook County medical examiner’s office said the man was identified as William Lewis, of the 4700 block of North Hermitage Avenue.

According to preliminary reports, the man was standing on a corner when he was approached by someone who began firing in his direction and then fled on foot, said police.

Witnesses at the scene said the man was standing at the bus stop before he was shot, but that has not been confirmed with police. The shooting took place just off the corner of Devon and Glenwood avenues. For several hours, a large bloodstain was visible on the sidewalk in front of a vacant storefront that until recently housed a drugstore. It was washed away by about 8:30 p.m., but the sidewalk still showed where the blood had been washed off.

Police were questioning three persons of interest in the shooting and the gunman’s vehicle may have been recovered, according to police, citing preliminary information.

The motive for the shooting was unclear although police said there were some gang overtones. But according to police, the victim may not have been the intended target.

Click here to view the entire story on the Tribune’s website: SHOOTING

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Loyola: No school connection to shooting

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on July 12, 2014

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Site of shooting.
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By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff

Loyola University Chicago Campus Safety has issued an alert stating that there is no connection with the school and a shooting that occurred Saturday afternoon six blocks west of the university’s Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park.

Here is the alert:

Loyola Community,

Campus Safety is writing to make you aware of a shooting that occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. today (Saturday) near Devon and Glenwood. At this time, information is limited, but preliminary reports indicate that a non-Loyola individual was shot and is in unknown condition. The Chicago Police Department reports that a suspect is in custody at this time.

The Chicago Police Department is currently investigating the incident. If you have any information about the shooting, please call 9-1-1.

Sincerely,

Tom Murray
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety

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Police probe Uptown gang shooting

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on July 11, 2014

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By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff
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Chicago Police are investigating an apparent gang-related shooting that took place at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Uptown neighborhood.
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An estimated 5-8 shots were fired in the 5000 block of Marine Drive. The shooting involved people both in a car and on foot. There were no apparent injuries.
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Here is an alert from Edgewater Ald. Harry Osterman (Ward 48):
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Dear Neighbor,

Last night, around 6:00pm there was a gang-related shooting on the 5000 block of Marine Drive. The incident involved several individuals on foot as well as in a vehicle. There were approximately 5-8 shots fired.  Chicago Police arrived at the scene within a couple of minutes and recovered shell casings. The vehicle was last seen fleeing the area heading south on Lake Shore Drive. Last evening I met with the Acting Commander about the incident. 20th District Police are currently investigating the incident and no arrests have been made. Additional gang crime and tactical units have been deployed in the area.   If you have any information regarding the incident, please contact Area North Detectives at 312-744-8200 or Marko Zaric at my office at Marko@48thward.org or 773-784-5277.

 

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Man pulled from lake in Edgewater

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on July 11, 2014

By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff

A 48-year-old man is in serious condition after being pulled from Lake Michigan late Thursday in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood.

Here is a portion of the story from the Chicago Tribune:

Firefighters pulled a 48-year-old man from Lake Michigan near Bryn Mawr Avenue late Thursday night.

He was bobbing in the water 20 to 30 feet from the shore when someone spotted him and called 911, officials said.

The man was in the water without clothes, though police found those nearby, Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chief Thomas McCormack said.

He was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital in serious condition, officials said.

Read the entire story at the Chicago Tribune website by clicking here: RESCUE

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Construction closes entrance to Loyola

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on July 9, 2014

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Loyola photo.

By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff
Construction and campus events are expected to cause traffic congestion the next few days along sections of Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park, the university announced Wednesday.
A campus entrance at Sheridan Road and Kenmore Avenue will be closed beginning Wednesday due to construction. And student orientations and conference events are expected to increase traffic.
The university is suggesting alternative routes and parking in this memo to students, faculty and staff:
Loyola Community,
Due to construction that begins on Wednesday, July 9, Campus Road will be closed at Sheridan Road and Kenmore Avenue. To access the Main Parking Structure, please use Campus Road at Winthrop Avenue. Additionally, we are expecting heavy traffic on campus due to Orientation and conference activity on Thursday, July 10 and Friday, July 11. Normal traffic patterns will resume on Saturday.
We strongly encourage you to park in the Fordham Garage for the remainder of the week and we ask that you give yourself extra time getting into campus on these days.
If you have any questions, please contact Campus Transportation at 773.508.7036.  Thank you for your cooperation.
Warm Regards,
Campus Transportation

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Burger Wars escalate near Loyola

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on July 8, 2014

McDonald's Bacon Clubhouse.

McDonald’s Bacon Clubhouse.

By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff

The Burger Wars near Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus  has escalated to a new level as McDonald’s was handing out coupons Tuesday morning for discounts on its deluxe sandwich meals.

The battle intensified with the Monday opening of Red Robin Burger Works outlet at 20 E. Chicago Ave. The new outlet is next door to McDonald’s at 10 E. Chicago Ave. Meanwhile Epic Burger, which opened last year, stands a block away at 40 E. Pearson St. Other competition includes a neighboring Chick-fil-A at 30 E. Chicago Ave.

Red Robin features upscale burgers such as, Burnin’ Love, a hamburger topped with fried jalapeño peppers, salsa, pepper-jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and chipotle aioli on a jalapeño cornmeal kaiser roll, for $7.49, and the Bleu Ribbon, a burger topped with tangy steak sauce, chipotle aioli, bleu cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and crispy onion straws, for $6.99.

In an apparent volley, McDonald’s was handing customers coupons Tuesday which offered free fries and a drink if they purchased a Bacon Clubhouse Burger or a Premium Crispy Chicken Bacon Clubhouse Sandwich.

There are 17 sit-down Red Robbin Gourmet Burger restaurants in the Chicago suburbs. Red Robin Burger Works is a specialty concept designed for a smaller space in the city. It features a scaled-down menu and fast-casual service with limited seating.

A Red Robin Burger Works recently opened at 328 N. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Burger Works outlets have also opened in Colorado, Ohio and soon in Washington, D.C.

 

 

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Red Robin Burger Works opens near Loyola

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on July 7, 2014

redBy Loyola Student Dispatch Staff

Loyola University Chicago is bracing for an escalation of “Burger Wars,” as the latest Red Robin Burger Works outlet opened Monday near the school’s Water Tower Campus in Chicago’s Gold Coast.

Red Robin opened in the former Qdoba restaurant at 20 E. Chicago Ave. The new outlet is next door to a McDonald’s, while Epic Burger stands a block away at 40 E. Pearson St. Other competition includes a neighboring Chick-fil-A at 30 E. Chicago Ave.

Red Robin features upscale burgers such as, Burnin’ Love, a hamburger topped with fried jalapeño peppers, salsa, pepper-jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and chipotle aioli on a jalapeño cornmeal kaiser roll, for $7.49, and the Bleu Ribbon, a burger topped with tangy steak sauce, chipotle aioli, bleu cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and crispy onion straws, for $6.99.

There are 17 sit-down Red Robbin Gourmet Burger restaurants in the Chicago suburbs. Red Robin Burger Works is a specialty concept designed for a smaller space in the city. It features a scaled-down menu and fast-casual service with limited seating.

A Red Robin Burger Works recently opened at 328 N. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Burger Works outlets have also opened in Colorado, Ohio and soon in Washington, D.C.

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Suburban teen killed in Uptown shooting

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on July 7, 2014

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Site of shooting.
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By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff

Chicago police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a suburban Alsip teen who was sitting inside a car in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.

Here is a portion of the story from CBS-2 Chicago:

A man was killed in a shooting early Sunday in the Uptown neighborhood.

Kezon Lamb, 19, was sitting in a vehicle with a female in the 4400 block of North Malden Street about 12:20 a.m. when a gunman walked up and fired shots, authorities said.

Lamb, of the 4100 block of West 127th Street in Alsip, was shot in the back and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:05 a.m., authorities said.

Police said the female who also sitting in the vehicle was hit by glass but was not shot.

Read the entire story at CBS-2:    SHOOTING

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Say what? Loyola says fireworks bad for your ears

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on July 2, 2014

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By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff

What’s louder than a power saw, a race car or a rock concert?

Fireworks.

And as the Fourth if July approaches, Loyola University Health System is warning people to protect their ears from fireworks.

Here is a news release from Loyola University Health System:

Summer sounds include much more than crickets chirping. Outdoor concerts, parades, Fourth of July fireworks, public transportation and construction sites all have one thing in common – high decibels of noise.

“Once hearing is damaged, it cannot be repaired,” said Dr. Jyoti Bhayani, a certified audiologist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, part of the Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill. She has blunt advice about using headphones.

“Hearing aids have yet to become status symbols, so young people need to wise up and turn the volume down on their ear buds.”

Damage to hearing is one component of summertime living that holds dangers that many people often ignore, Loyola experts say. Other things activities be cautious of include:

  • Beginning in early summer, trauma centers around the country see patients injured by fireworks. Hand and finger damage are the most comon types of trauma.
  • Friends and family gathering around a fire pit or camprire must be particularly serious and attentive. Young children can easily get injured around cooking grills.
  • Young children can be particularly susceptible to ear damage from the high volume of thunderous fireworks displays. (You can protect their hearing by watching from farther away from the sound.)

One in 10 Americans – mostly grownups – has hearing loss that affects their ability to understand normal speech. Aging is the most common cause of this condition. However, exposure to excessive noise also can damage hearing in higher pitches.

“Hearing loss due to excessive noise is totally preventable, unlike hearing loss due to old age or a medical condition,” Bhayani said.

Here are the registered levels for common sounds, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery:

  • 30 decibels – soft whisper
  • 50 decibels – rain
  • 60 decibels – normal conversation/computer typing
  • 70 decibels – expressway traffic
  • 85 decibels – earplugs are recommended for prolonged exposure at this level
  • 90 decibels – subway, lawn mower, shop tools
  • 100 decibels – chainsaw, snowmobile, drill
  • 110 decibels – power saw
  • 115 decibels – loud rock concert, sandblasting, car horn
  • 130 decibels – race car
  • 150 decibels – fireworks/jet engine takeoff
  • 170 decibels – shotgun

“It is important to know the intensity of the sounds around you,” said Bhayani, who regularly cares for construction and factory workers, frequent air travelers and seniors at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. “I recommend using hearing protection devices for those who are exposed to excessive, loud noises and musician’s earplugs, which simply attenuate the intensity/loudness without altering frequency response.”

Loud noise destroys ear nerve endings

Three small bones in the middle ear help transfer sound vibrations to the inner ear where they become nerve impulses that the brain interprets as sound.

“When noise is too loud, it begins to kill the hair cells and nerve endings in the inner ear,” Bhayani said. “The louder a noise, the longer the exposure and the closer you are to the noise source, the more damaging it is to your nerve endings, or your hearing.”

As the number of nerve endings decreases due to damage, so does your hearing. Nerve endings cannot be healed or regenerated and the damage is permanent.

Ear bud warning

Use of ear bud headphones may save your ears from being assaulted by the noise of your teenagers’ music or electronic games, but it may be damaging your child’s hearing.

“About 3 in 5 Americans, especially youth, are prone to hearing loss due to loud music being delivered via ear buds,” Bhayani said.

Helpful hearing hints

Here are a few summertime tips:

  • Cover your ears: “Generic, over-the-counter earplugs are inexpensive and can be found at any drugstore,” Bhayani said. “However, they can be custom-made for comfort and durability. Buy earplugs now and keep them handy in wallets, backpacks, briefcases and purses so you can pop them in when noise is loud and continuous.” Bhayani also suggested using a scarf or even covering your ears with your hands to muffle sound.
  • Swimmer’s ear: “Swimmer’s ear is caused by painful membrane swelling due to trapped moisture in the outer ear,” Bhayani said. “Multicolor, customized plugs for swimming are available and a good investment to avoid painful, or costly, ear infections.” After swimming, Bhayani recommended tilting the head to drain water from each ear and gently wiping the outer ear with a towel.
  • Cotton swabs:  Do not use cotton-tipped swabs to clean ears. “Swabs can actually push wax or harmful material farther into ears and many people use them improperly or too forcefully, which can cause pain or damage.”
  • The plane truth: Many air travelers complain about ear discomfort when the plane is taking off or landing. “Yawning, swallowing, chewing gum and sucking on hard candy help to unplug the ears,”  Bhayani said. If yawning and swallowing are not effective, pinch the nostrils shut, take a mouthful of air and direct the air into the back of the nose as if trying to blow the nose gently. This may have to be repeated several times during the plane’s descent.

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