CTA bus fire affecting Loyola campus shuttle service

By Alexa Ristich

At 5:45 a.m. a CTA bus caught fire driving southbound on Lake Shore Drive near Division Street. This created significant delays for Loyola intercampus shuttle commuters heading to the Water Tower Campus.

These delays are expected to be relieved by late morning, but until then the southbound campus shuttles will be taking an alternative route to Water Tower Campus.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take the CTA Red Line to get between campuses until the delays have been alleviated.

FBI representatives give lecture on new threats to the homeland

By Christian Minnie

FBI representatives were on campus Nov. 6 to give a lecture on the role the FBI plays in combating the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other new emerging threats.

Speaking at Cuneo Hall, Supervisory Special Agent Dan William, head of the bureau’s Chicago Joint Terrorism Task Force, and Intelligence Analyst Kelly Carolan, a Loyola graduate, discussed the threat ISIL poses to the homeland.

“Currently the FBI is investigating individuals who have either traveled throughout, aspire to travel, or have returned from, denied areas of Syria and ISIL controlled areas,” William said. “Our priority is to head off potential terrorist attacks here in Chicago and throughout the rest of the nation by identifying and disrupting the plots of ISIL members and sympathizers, as well as those of homegrown violent extremists.”

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Loyola University student reported missing

Chan Williams. Photo from Campus Safety.

Chan Williams. Photo from Campus Safety.

By Sarah Harrington

A Loyola University Chicago student has been reported missing, Campus Safety said in an email sent to students and staff on Wednesday. Officials are seeking assistance to help find the student.

Chan Williams, 20, has been reported missing by his father, the email said. Concern was raised when he stopped answering phone calls, emails and attending his classes. He was last seen Friday at 8 p.m. as he entered the Board of Trade building located at 500 S. LaSalle, Campus Safety said.

He is described as a male African-American about 6 feet tall and approximately 200 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes, Campus Safety said. Chan was last seen wearing a black fleece jacket, black shirt, dark grey athletic shorts, black socks and grey Puma-brand athletic shoes.

A missing person report has also been filed with the Chicago Police Department, the email said.

Loyola is urging any students with information on Chan’s whereabouts to call Campus Safety at (773) 508-6039 or contact Chicago Police Department via 911.

Loyola student robbed near Rogers Park campus

By Alexa Ristich

A Loyola University Chicago student was robbed early Sunday near the university’s Rogers Park campus on the North Side.

An unknown offender emerged from an alley in the 6400 block of North Glenwood Avenue about 2 a.m. and demanded the victim’s purse then ran away when the victim complied, campus police said in a crime alert emailed to students.

Campus police and Chicago Police are investigating. They are asking if anyone has any information regarding this incident to contact them immediately.

The alert also shared some tips to stay safe around campus. They include: avoid walking alone, utilize the shuttle service and 8-Ride as much as possible, walk in well-lit areas, stay away from alleys and always tell someone where you are going and when you will return.

Police helicopters patrol Rogers Park

Chicago Police Department photo.

Chicago Police photo.

By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff

Chicago Police have begun using helicopters to patrol parts of Rogers Park as they take a more aggressive stance against crime in the neighborhood.

Last month, police added foot patrols in Rogers Park in high-crime areas.

Here are details from Ald. Joe Moore of the 49th Ward:

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Repairs may interrupt Loyola Internet service

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Internet users at Loyola University Chicago may experience brief service interruptions Monday evening as the school performs maintenance on its equipment, according to the university’s IT department.

Here are the details from a university alert:

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Bicycle thieves roll through Loyola

By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff

Loyola University Chicago has been hit with a rash of bicycle thefts in the past week.

On four occasions, thieves have used tools to cut the locks off bicycle racks at the school’s Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park

Here is a crime alert from Campus Safety:

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