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Rogers Park Police record city’s fastest average dispatch time

Rogers Park Police record city’s fastest average dispatch time

The Chicago police district serving the Rogers Park neighborhood recorded the fastest police dispatch time in the city in 2013, according to a statistical report from the Chicago Sun-Times. The average dispatch time is the time it takes for the Chicago Emergency Communications Center (CECC), which takes all calls, to send a police car to the scene of a crime [...]

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Eavesdropping law overturned

Eavesdropping law overturned

Break out the smart phones: citizens and professionals now have the right to take audio recordings of public occurrences — including fans yelling at sports events, debates in a park and loud conversations on the street —  after a strict Illinois law was declared unconstitutional. The Illinois Supreme Court decided in March to overturn the 1961 eavesdropping law, which required [...]

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Sophomore Michael Fasullo will work with USGA President Flavio Bravo to lead Loyola in the 2014-2015 school year.

Meet the VP: New USGA vice president Michael Fasullo

You’ve read all about your new Unified Student Government Association (USGA) President Flavio Bravo, and now it’s time to get to know Vice President Michael Fasullo. Fasullo, 19, a sophomore political science major, spoke with The PHOENIX about his role as vice president and what he has to bring to the table. How did you get involved with USGA? In [...]

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As part of an effort to promote a green lifestyle, Loyola will compete against nine other colleges in the Chicagoland area in Chicago’s first Bike 2 Campus Week.

Loyola to participate in Bike 2 Campus Week

Strap on your helmet and dust off your bike: Chicago’s first Bike 2 Campus Week is coming to Loyola. The idea for Bike 2 Campus week, which will take place the week of April 21, was born out of Chicago’s Bike Commuter Challenge — formerly known as Bike to Work Week — in which companies and organizations of comparable size [...]

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BREAKING: Sexual assault reported in Mertz

BREAKING: Sexual assault reported in Mertz

A female Loyola student reported she was sexually assaulted by a male student in Mertz Hall on Saturday, April 12. According to a Campus Safety report, the attacker was the female student’s acquaintance. Neither person has been publicly identified. The Chicago Police Department of News Affairs has no record of the incident and said Loyola’s Department of Campus Safety handles [...]

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Chicago Shooting Report: April 5 to April 12

Chicago Shooting Report: April 5 to April 12

The Chicago Shooting Report is a weekly list of shootings around the Chicago area compiled by The PHOENIX. There are two important things to keep in mind. First, this list is not necessarily complete; some shootings may not have been reported or picked up by the media. Second, there will occasionally be overlap between weekly reports due to delays in [...]

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BREAKING: Two shootings reported near Lake Shore Campus

BREAKING: Two shootings reported near Lake Shore Campus

Two shootings were reported last night both on and near Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Campus Safety issued a report of a shooting around 1 a.m. Friday at the corner of Albion Rd. and Sheridan Ave. “The offender was driving a dark pickup truck and fired several shots from the vehicle striking a victim once,” the email alert said. “The offender [...]

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Remembering the Rwandan genocide

Remembering the Rwandan genocide

At the same time the world is recalling the mass killings that devastated Rwanda in 1994, a group of Loyola students is dedicating an entire week to educating others about genocide. “By raising awareness on campus about one genocide, it’ll hopefully promote people to look into other genocides as well,” said Katelyn Coghlan, 20, a junior international studies and environmental [...]

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Racial bias still main cause of hate crime

Racial bias still main cause of hate crime

On Feb. 10, a middle school student  the northwest suburb Crystal Lake was reportedly called “Persian” by a fellow student before being savagely beaten. The attack left him with two broken collar bones. During the week of Feb. 19, dozens of houses of worship in the far north suburbs of Waukegan and Gurnee were vandalized with painted red hateful messages. [...]

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Chicagoans use an estimated 3.7 million plastic bags daily, according to Ald. Proco Joe Moreno.

Students vote to end sale of plastic bags on campus

The student votes are in — Ramblers support banning plastic bags on campus and replacing them with compostable ones, but the administration has the final vote. In October 2013, Gabriella Baldassari, 22, a senior environmental studies major, proposed her compostable bag initiative to the Unified Student Government Association (USGA) as the first step in her campaign. In addition to proposing [...]

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