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The Loyola Phoenix is the official newspaper of Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. It is a student activity, and independent of the school's journalism program. Published on a weekly basis, it not only serves the students and faculty of the various colleges of the university in the United States and Italy, but it also serves the northside Chicago neighborhoods of Edgewater and Rogers Park and has a readership that extends through the twenty-eight member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Past staff advisors have been affiliated with the Chicago Tribune.
The current adviser to the newspaper is Bob Herguth, an editor at the Better Government Association and former editor at the Chicago Sun-Times.
Following the newspaper's coverage of an alleged violent beating of a gay man on the CTA Red Line by a then-Loyola student in Jan. 2010, the Phoenix was subpoenaed for their notes regarding the case. Attorneys for the criminal defendant also subpoenaed the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. In the summer of 2011, however, judge Diane Cannon, blocked the subpoena, which set a new standard for student journalists, entitling them to the same protection as their professional counterparts. The ruling was the first decision in Illinois to apply the law to a student newspaper.