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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


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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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.

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.

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.

Tom Murray                                                                                                                                                                 
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety

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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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Rogers Park has fastest police dispatch time

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on April 4, 2014

By Jillian Schwartz

Alderman Joe Moore sent in an email that Rogers Park has the fastest average police dispatch time in all of Chicago’s police districts.index

The average dispatch time–the time it takes for the City’s 911 Center to dispatch a police car to the crime scene–in the 24th District is 2 minutes and 36 seconds, whereas the citywide average is 4 minutes and 29 seconds.

Here is the full story from the email:

According to statistics compiled by the Chicago Sun-Times, the 24th District, which includes the Rogers Park community and the 49th Ward, recorded last year the fastest average police dispatch time of all the City’s police districts.

The dispatch time is the time it takes for the City’s 911 Center to dispatch a police car to the scene of a crime after receiving a 911 call.

The average 911 dispatch time in the 24th District is 2 minutes and 36 seconds. The average dispatch time citywide is 4 minutes and 29 seconds.

These statistics do not always reflect how long it takes for officers to get to the scene of a crime. Dispatch time does not automatically equal police response time.  Nonetheless, it is one of the important factors in determining how quickly officers respond to a 911 call.

The disparities citywide in dispatch times have led some community activists and aldermen to call for a redeployment of police officers to higher crime districts. Though I certainly support efforts to reduce the dispatch times in higher crime areas, these efforts should not come at the expense of police protection and safety in my ward. I would vehemently oppose any efforts to reduce the number of police officers in the 24th District.

Experts on crime and policing, such as Professor Wesley Skogan of Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research, contend that simply shifting police officers to high-crime districts is not the most cost-effective way to reduce dispatch times. They suggest that the better and less expensive solution is to shift more of the nonessential calls to “alternative response.”

Under an alternative response system, police officers are not dispatched to “nonemergency calls” (see, e.g., a call about a car break-in that occurred hours before). Instead, a report is taken over the phone and police follow up later.

At this point in time, there are no plans to redeploy police officers from the 24th District. If that changes, I will let you know immediately.


Joe Moore



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Loyola to Host 3rd Annual Health, Hope & Heroes 5K Run/Walk and Children’s Hero Hustle

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on April 3, 2014

 by Mariah Evely


The Loyola University Chicago will host its Third Annual Health, Hope and Heroes 5K Run/Walk and Children’s Hero Hustle on Sunday, June 8 at 9 a.m. on the shared campus of the Loyola University Medical Center and Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital at 2160 S. First Ave. in Maywood, Ill. rmch_3spot_2_07

After the race will by the Children’s Hero Hustle at 10:30 a.m. Mascots from the area will be available to entertain kids as they race. Children ages 4 and younger will run a 50-yard dash; children ages 5 and older will run a 100-yard dash. Kids’ activities will also be held at the finish line area from 9-11:30 a.m.

For more information about the race, the heroes and to donate click here.

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Unauthorized person gains entry to Loyola dorm

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on April 2, 2014

By Jillian Schwartz

Two Loyola University Chicago students reported that an unauthorized person entered their locked Regis room and repositioned belongings while they were out.

Loyola’s Campus Safety sent a reminder email to students reminding them to keep their doors locked, but is the reminder enough?

Earlier this week, a University of Illinois at Chicago student was assaulted when an unauthorized man entered the dorm.

UIC has stepped up their safety patrols, requiring guests to sign-in during daytime hours, but Loyola has not made any announcement about upping their police patrols.

In this case, the Loyola students’ door was locked, so students are looking to the unversity to increase security measures beyond a reminder email.

Here is the full email from Campus Safety:

Loyola Community,
Campus Safety is writing to inform you of an unauthorized entry to a residence hall room that was reported to Residence Life and Campus Safety staff. Two students reported they returned to their locked room in Regis and it was obvious that belongings in the room had been repositioned while they were out of their room.
Please follow these safety tips for the residence halls:
  • Always lock your door whenever you leave your room.
  • Do not lend your room key or ID to any other person.
  • Always escort your guests and only check-in people you know.
  • Everyone must swipe their ID to gain access to residence halls. Do not hold gates/doors for others to gain access.
  • Report all suspicious persons and activities to Campus Safety and Residence Life staff immediately.
Tom Murray
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety

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Shootings under investigation

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on March 31, 2014

By Jillian Schwartz
Alderman Joe Moore wrote in an email that the past two Rogers Park shootings are still under investigation and additional police are deployed.
Moore writes that the shootings do not seem to be related, and encourages people to attend the next beat meeting.
Here are the full details from his email:
Dear Neighbor,
You may have heard that two shooting incidents occurred in Rogers Park this past week. Here is what I know of the incidents and the police response to them.
24th District Police Commander Thomas Waldera tells me the police believe the incidents are unrelated. The first shooting occurred Tuesday night at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the 7400 block of North Ashland. A 23 year-old man was shot in his leg while standing on the sidewalk talking to a woman. Police believe they know the identity of the assailant and are searching for him.
The Commander tells me the police at this time believe the shooting arose out of a personal dispute between the two men who were likely acquaintances and was not a street robbery or gang-related.
The second incident occurred shortly after 12 noon on Friday in the 1500 block of West Morse. A 25-year-old man was shot in his leg and his 41-year-old father was shot in the buttocks. Police believe Friday’s shooting was gang-related. The son is believed to be an active member of a local street gang and the father allegedly is or was a member of another Chicago street gang.
Commander Waldera has requested and received additional deployments of police, which will be patrolling the area heavily to guard against any retaliatory shootings.
The Commander tells me he plans to employ the same policing strategies in the Morse Avenue area that have proven remarkably successful this year on Howard Street.  So far this year, the Howard Street area has recorded no shooting incidents. In comparison, last year saw approximately 12 shooting incidents in the Howard Street area alone.
The police, however, cannot do it alone. Community involvement and engagement is the ultimate key to reducing crime and violence. The monthly CAPS beat meetings play a vital role in our efforts to reduce crime.
The beat meeting is one of the most important intelligence gathering venues.  It’s where the police officers and community residents meet to share information, discuss ongoing concerns and develop strategies to combat those concerns.  My office is always represented at these meetings and Commander Waldera usually attends as well.
For a schedule of upcoming beat meetings in the 24th District, CLICK HERE.
For a map of the beats in the 24th District and help in finding your beat, CLICK HERE.
I urge you to attend the next beat meeting in your area. In the meantime, I will keep you apprised of any further developments on these two incidents.
Joe Moore


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Two wounded in Rogers Park shooting

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on March 28, 2014

By Jillian Schwartz

Two men were wounded in a shooting in the 1500 block of West Morse Avenue today at about 12:05 p.m., police said.

One man was shot in his right leg, and the other was shot in his buttocks. Both were taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston and are in stable condition.

For the full story from DNAinfo Chicago, click here.


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