UIC Urgent http://www.uic.edu/home/feeds/urgent.rss Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements en-us Fri, 11 Apr 2008 16:52:07 -0500 60 UIC Urgent Message Police investigation on I-290, traffic rerouted at Racine. Avoid area. emergency http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:35:44 -0600 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:35:44 -0600 Crime Alert On Monday, Nov. 14, at approximately 4:45 a.m., UIC Police received a report of an armed robbery that occurred near W. Harrison St. and S. Racine Ave. A female victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, was walking when she was approached by a man who pointed a gun at her and demanded her property. The victim complied and was not injured. The offender, who is described as a tall, slender black male, wearing a black hoodie, with dreadlock-style hair, got into the passenger side of a nearby vehicle. The make and model of the vehicle are unknown and there is no description of the driver.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at 311. The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. <br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped:<br />https://goo.gl/maps/L4tGWEFqgfR2<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display valuables in public.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Mon, 14 Nov 2016 06:01:16 -0600 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 06:01:16 -0600 Crime Alert On Nov. 11, UIC Police made contact with a student who had reported being the victim of criminal sexual abuse by an acquaintance, also a UIC student, in a university residence hall at 700 S. Halsted St.<br /><br />The victim utilized an online form to report to a campus security authority that the alleged crime had occurred just around 9:00 pm on Nov. 9th. <br /><br />The university is providing resources to assist the victim and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.<br /><br />UIC Police are leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 312-996-2830.<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /><br />-- Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />-- To contact the UIC Police, call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br /><br />-- For confidential counseling, contact Counseling Services at 312-996-3490 for students; and Employee Assistance Service at 312-996-3588 for faculty and staff.<br /><br />-- Any student, staff or faculty member at UIC who experiences sexual assault, domestic/dating violence or stalking can access free, anonymous and confidential services by calling the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) at 312-413-8206.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Fri, 11 Nov 2016 20:27:51 -0600 Fri, 11 Nov 2016 20:27:51 -0600 Crime Alert On Tuesday, Nov. 8, at approximately 1 p.m., a UIC student informed Chicago Police Department officers that on Nov. 7 at approximately 11 a.m. she was approached near 900 S. Halsted St. by three men in an older model 4-door brown vehicle.  The victim reported that the offenders forced her into the vehicle while displaying a gun.  The offenders then drove the victim to her bank and unsuccessfully attempted to use her debit card.  After leaving the bank the offenders then drove to a gas station located near W. 18th St. and S. Ruble St. and attempted to purchase fuel using the victim’s debit card.  After an unsuccessful attempt at purchasing fuel the offenders drove the victim back to S. Halsted St. and W. Roosevelt Rd. where she exited the vehicle. The victim reported that she saw the offenders in the area of 1000 S. Halsted St. again on Nov. 8 and she was forced into the vehicle and taken back to her bank. After another unsuccessful attempt at using the victim’s debit card the offenders drove the victim back to S. Halsted St. and W. Roosevelt Rd. where she exited the vehicle. The victim was not injured.<br /><br />The three offenders are described as black males, between 17 and 21 years of age, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10. Two offenders had dreadlocks and the third offender had short hair and a tattoo on his wrist.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at 311 or UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation, with assistance from the UIC Police/CPD Joint Robbery Task Force.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped:<br />https://goo.gl/maps/RzWo5dzHsJu<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display valuables in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Tue, 08 Nov 2016 17:37:19 -0600 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 17:37:19 -0600 Crime Alert On Thursday, Oct. 20, at approximately 9 p.m., UIC Police responded to an activated Startel emergency phone. A UIC student reported that he had been the victim of a strong-armed robbery near 1021 Vernon Park Place. Two males approached the student from behind, hit him in the face, and took his phone. The offenders fled westbound on Vernon Park Place. The first offender is described as a black male, approximately 16-18 years old, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt. The second offender is described as a black male, approximately 16-18 years old, wearing gray sweatpants. The victim was not seriously injured and refused medical treatment.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at 311.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation, with assistance from the UIC Police/CPD Joint Robbery Task Force.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped:<br />https://goo.gl/maps/Lgcrz7yFr9J2<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display valuables in public.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:21:48 -0500 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:21:48 -0500 Public Safety Advisory Around 1:30 p.m. today, a female student in a women’s restroom at 845 W. Taylor St. was startled when she observed a person wearing brown construction boots jump down from the toilet in an adjacent stall. The student reported that the person chased her out of the restroom into the hallway. No crime was committed and no further description of the person was provided.<br /><br />Out of an abundance of caution, we are asking all members of the UIC community to report any suspicious activity or person immediately by calling UIC Police at (312) 355-5555.<br /><br />The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority and we are taking every possible precaution to keep our campus safe.<br /><br />Chief Kevin Booker<br />UIC Police<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:56:35 -0500 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:56:35 -0500 Crime Alert On Friday, Sept. 9, at approximately 1:16 p.m., UIC Police received a report of an armed robbery that occurred in the 900 block of W. 14th Place. A female victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, was walking when she was approached by a male offender who implied that he had a gun and demanded her property. The victim gave the offender her cell phone and wallet and he fled northbound on Morgan St. The offender is described as a black male, approximately 18 years old, 6 feet tall, wearing a light grey hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants. The victim was not injured.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at 311.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation, with assistance from the UIC Police/CPD Joint Robbery Task Force.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped:<br />https://goo.gl/maps/YCRdgpdWKpv<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display valuables in public.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:35:05 -0500 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:35:05 -0500 Crime Alert On Wednesday, August 10, at approximately 3 a.m., UIC police officers were flagged down by a UIC student who reported that he had been robbed at gunpoint. The victim was walking off-campus in the 1000 block of S. Racine when a black male, approximately 18-19 years of age, 5-foot-8, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, exited a late model black Range Rover, produced a silver and black handgun and took the victim's bag, cash, and cell phone. The armed offender then got back in the vehicle, which was being driven by another black male, and fled southbound on Racine Ave. then westbound on Roosevelt Rd. The victim was not injured.<br /> <br />The vehicle and offender descriptions closely match two previously reported armed robberies and one attempted armed robbery in the 12th Police District.<br /> <br />Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at 311.<br /> <br />The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation, with assistance from the UIC Police/CPD Joint Robbery Task Force.<br /> <br />Approximate crime location mapped:<br />https://goo.gl/maps/q8z8BgDsNE52<br /> <br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display valuables in public.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Wed, 10 Aug 2016 04:03:14 -0500 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 04:03:14 -0500 Crime Alert On Tuesday, August 9, at approximately 7 p.m. , UIC Police responded to an armed robbery that had just occurred at parking lot 7, 1100 W. Harrison St.<br /> <br />The victim, a UIC employee, reported being approached just inside the parking lot. The first offender, described as a black male approximately 15 years of age, displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s purse. He then fled into a black Range Rover. The Range Rover was driven by another black male, age unknown. The vehicle fled east bound on Congress Parkway. The descriptions of both offenders, as well as the vehicle, are consistent to other robberies that occurred in the 12th Police District today. The previous robberies occurred off campus.<br /> <br />The UIC Police Department will conduct the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call (312) 996-2830.<br /> <br />Approximate crime location mapped:<br />https://goo.gl/maps/g1ABtCFAsE52<br /> <br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display valuables in public.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Tue, 09 Aug 2016 20:24:36 -0500 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 20:24:36 -0500 Crime Alert On Tuesday, June 22, at approximately 2:10 p.m., an armed robbery occurred inside a convenience store at 1350 S. Halsted St. <br /><br />The first offender entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash from the register. He was described as a black male, 20 to 25 years of age, wearing a gray t-shirt, black pants, black baseball cap, and black shoes.<br /><br />The second offender was described as a black male, 30 to 35 years of age, bald, wearing glasses, a black t-shirt, black shorts and white shoes.<br /><br />The offenders took the cash and fled southbound on Halsted. No one was injured.<br /><br />The UIC Police Department will conduct the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call (312) 996-2830.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped:<br />https://goo.gl/maps/L8Wep7MdYiN2<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display valuables in public.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:03:08 -0500 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:03:08 -0500 Crime Alert On Tuesday, June 7, at approximately 2:10 p.m., an armed robbery occurred inside a restaurant at 1252 S. Halsted St. Two offenders entered the restaurant, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash from the register. The offenders took the cash and fled southbound on Halsted in a red Chevy Impala, license plate unknown.<br /> <br />The first offender was described as a black male, 15 to 20 years of age, about 5-3 in height, walking with a limp and wearing a grey t-shirt.<br /> <br />The second offender was described as a black male, 45 to 50 years of age, about 5-9 in height, and wearing a grey long-sleeved t-shirt.<br /> <br />The UIC Police Department will conduct the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call (312) 996-2830.<br /> <br />Approximate crime location mapped:<br />https://goo.gl/maps/ziUzG2EcEyr<br /> <br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /> <br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display valuables in public.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:12:42 -0500 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:12:42 -0500 Crime Alert On Tuesday, May 10, at approximately 4:15 p.m., a person not affiliated with UIC was the victim of a strong-arm robbery at 1225 South Halsted St. The victim reported that she was exiting the rear of the building when her ex-boyfriend confronted her. The offender placed the victim into a headlock and forcefully grabbed her wallet. The offender, who is known to the victim and is not affiliated with UIC, fled on foot heading northbound on Halsted St. The offender was described as a black male, 25 years of age, 5-10 in height and 170 pounds, and wearing jeans and dark clothing.<br /><br />The victim has an expired Order of Protection against the offender. The victim refused medical attention. UIC Police canvased the area but did not locate the offender.<br /><br />The UIC Police will conduct the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call (312) 996-2830.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/TNHA7KW1ddQ2<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display valuables in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Tue, 10 May 2016 19:05:05 -0500 Tue, 10 May 2016 19:05:05 -0500 Crime alert UIC Police received a report on April 23 at 12:00 a.m. that on April 21 at approximately 3:15 a.m. a student was a victim of criminal sexual abuse by an acquaintance, also a UIC student, in a university residence hall at 600 S. Halsted St.<br /> <br />The victim reported that she accompanied the offender to his room and fell asleep. She was awakened several times by him touching her and rubbing his genitals against her, but she was too frightened to flee until later that morning.<br /> <br />The offender is described as a South Asian male, 5-9 in height, 130 pounds, with a thin build, brown eyes, short black hair, and a single ear piercing. <br /> <br />The university is providing resources to assist the victim and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.<br /> <br />UIC Police are leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 312-996-2830.<br /> <br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/rMAHshG7HbB2<br /> <br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /> <br />-- Report crime promptly to police.<br />-- To contact the UIC Police, call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />-- For confidential counseling, contact Counseling Services at 312-996-3490 for students; and Employee Assistance Service at 312-996-3588 for faculty and staff.<br />-- Any student, staff or faculty member at UIC who experiences sexual assault, domestic/dating violence or stalking can access free, anonymous and confidential services by calling the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) at 312-413-8206.<br /> <br /><br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Sat, 23 Apr 2016 01:54:25 -0500 Sat, 23 Apr 2016 01:54:25 -0500 Crime alert On Monday, April 18, at approximately 12:45 AM, a person not affiliated with UIC was the victim of an armed robbery in the 1100 block of West Vernon Park. The victim was walking westbound on the south side of the street when he was shoved from behind. He turned and saw two offenders, one of whom was pointing a handgun at him. The offenders demanded the victim's phone and backpack, took the property, and fled westbound on Vernon Park before entering a red vehicle (possibly an older model Nissan sedan) that was double-parked near Racine Avenue. The vehicle turned south on Racine. The victim delayed reporting the crime to police.<br /> <br />The first offender, armed with a black, semi-automatic handgun, was described as a Hispanic male, 30 to 40 years of age, about 5-9 in height and 150 pounds, and wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, Timberland boots, a backwards hat and a trimmed beard.<br /><br />The second offender was described as a Hispanic male, 30 to 40 years of age, about 5-8 in height and 280 to 300 pounds, and wearing a tight, white, long-sleeved shirt (possibly UnderArmor brand), blue jeans, Timberland boots, and a gold hoop earring in each ear.<br /> <br />The Chicago Police Department will conduct the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /> <br />Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/iNmuVg8bZqT2<br /> <br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /> <br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display valuables in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:13:50 -0500 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:13:50 -0500 Crime alert UIC Police received a report on April 15 at 1:50 p.m. that on April 14 at approximately 2 a.m. a student had been sexually assaulted in a university residence hall at 600 S. Halsted St.<br /><br />The offender, who is not UIC affiliated, was known to the victim through a mutual friend. The offender is described as a black male, height 6-3 to 6-4, 180-190 pounds, of muscular build, with a light complexion, and wearing a white t-shirt and dark sweat pants. <br /><br />The university is providing resources to assist the victim and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.<br /><br />UIC Police are leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/rMAHshG7HbB2<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /><br />-- Report crime promptly to police.<br />-- To contact the UIC Police, call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />-- For confidential counseling, contact Counseling Services at 312-996-3490 for students; and Employee Assistance Service at 312-996-3588 for faculty and staff.<br />-- Any student, staff or faculty member at UIC who experiences sexual assault, domestic/dating violence or stalking can access free, anonymous and confidential services by calling the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) at 312-413-8206.<br /><br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:25:13 -0500 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:25:13 -0500