Thursday, March 09, 2006

Loyola University Chicago Unveils New Granville Police Station


Loyola University Chicago Unveils New Granville Police Station
Dedicated in Memory of Eric Solorio, Chicago Police Officer and Loyola Graduate
Joint Venture Between Loyola, Chicago Police Dept. and Chicago Transit Authority

What: Grand Opening of Loyola University Chicago Granville Police Station, kicking off
Loyola’s Safety Awareness Week and launch of CSI (Chicago Safety Initiative): Loyola, program that will empower the Loyola community at large to take a more active role in personal safety.

When: Monday, March 13, 2006
10:00 a.m. (Media check-in)
10:30 a.m. (Event begins)

Where: Loyola University Chicago Granville Police Station
1113 West Granville Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660

Why: The first public-private partnership formed to help reduce crime and increase the visibility of three police departments on a less than attractive, but critically important and emerging, commercial corridor.

Loyola University Chicago, the Chicago Police Department, the Chicago Transit Authority, Alderman Mary Ann Smith, and the people of the Edgewater Community vow to make the street safer and more inviting to students, commuters, residents, and shoppers.

Who: Join Loyola, the community and local officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication. Dignitaries planning to attend:
* Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., President, Loyola University Chicago
* Richard Durbin, U.S. Senator
* Mary Ann Smith, Alderman
* Harry Osterman, State Representative
* Bruce Rottner, Commander, 24th District, Chicago Police Department (CPD)
* Frank Kruesi, President, Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA)