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 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 Crime Alert On Mar. 27, at about 2 a.m., UIC Police responded to a call of shots fired off-campus near 1216 S. Union St.<br /><br />Witnesses reported that a male offender got out of a brown/beige truck and shot a male victim. The offender returned to the vehicle, make and model unknown, and fled south on S. Union St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, left the scene in his vehicle and was stopped by UIC Police a short distance away. The victim was transported by ambulance to Stroger Hospital for treatment. No further information is available at this time.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/JHPAtYGrskJ2<br /><br />Other security tips:<br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger.<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 />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<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 Sun, 27 Mar 2016 05:13:06 -0500 Sun, 27 Mar 2016 05:13:06 -0500 Crime Alert On March 19, at 8:37 p.m., a female victim not affiliated with UIC was walking eastbound near 1007 W. Harrison St. with her cell phone in hand when she was approached from behind by two males. The offenders grabbed her cell phone and fled westbound on W. Harrison St. The victim chased the offenders briefly and they dropped the cell phone. The victim, who was not injured, returned to her apartment and reported the incident.<br /><br />The first offender is described as a black male, 17 to 18 years old, 5-foot-1 to 5-foot-3, wearing a black jacket with a red stripe down the front. The second offender is described as a black male, 17 to 18 years old, 5-foot-1 to 5-foot-3, wearing a black sweater.<br /><br />The UIC Police will conduct the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Approximately crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/f2UtdRmsrRB2<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://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 Sat, 19 Mar 2016 22:55:39 -0500 Sat, 19 Mar 2016 22:55:39 -0500 UIC Urgent Message Hi wind warning in effect, gusts to 60mph. Use caution; notify UIC Police of hazardous situatns 312-996-2830. Updates at weather.gov/chicago emergency http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Fri, 19 Feb 2016 16:25:43 -0600 Fri, 19 Feb 2016 16:25:43 -0600 Crime Alert On February 15, at 10:10 p.m., a man not affiliated with UIC was the victim of a robbery at 1220 S. Morgan St. The victim was beaten by four male subjects dressed in black clothing who took his pants. The offenders fled on foot southbound on Morgan St. The victim was transported to the hospital by the Chicago Fire Department.<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/Z36KYx6H6er<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 />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<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 />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 Mon, 15 Feb 2016 23:25:10 -0600 Mon, 15 Feb 2016 23:25:10 -0600 Crime alert On December 25, at 12:30 p.m., a minor not affiliated with UIC was the victim of an off-campus armed robbery near the alley at 1511 W. Taylor St. The victim was approached by a silver vehicle carrying three subjects, one of whom got out and demanded the victim’s hover-board while displaying a black handgun under his shirt. The offenders drove off through the alley.<br /><br />The armed offender is described as a black male, 20 to 25 years old, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, with a dark complexion, wearing blue jeans, a black jacket, black hat and a dark hoodie.<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/5cqzqE29MrN2<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 />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<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.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<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, 25 Dec 2015 15:15:14 -0600 Fri, 25 Dec 2015 15:15:14 -0600 Crime alert In the early hours of December 24, between 2 and 2:30 a.m., a person was the victim of a strong-arm robbery near the corner of Harrison and Racine. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that as he was walking south on Racine toward Harrison, a newer model black SUV stopped next to him and two subjects got out. One offender implied he had a gun, and the other punched the victim in the face. The victim fell to the ground and the second offender reached into the victim's pocket and took his credit card. It was not known if the victim received medical attention between the time of the occurrence and his report 10 hours later.<br /><br />Offender 1 is described as a black male, 5-6 to 5-8 in height, 130 to 140 pounds, with light complexion, black wavy hair and well-dressed.<br /><br />Offender 2 is described as a black male of dark complexion, 5-5 in height, well-dressed and wearing a pea-coat.<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/dFeSbFBrruP2<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 electronic devices 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 />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<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.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<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, 24 Dec 2015 13:42:11 -0600 Thu, 24 Dec 2015 13:42:11 -0600 Crime Alert The following information is provided as a public safety advisory regarding recent off-campus crimes that have occurred in the neighboring community.<br /><br />On December 16 at 7:35 p.m., a man was the victim of a strong armed robbery in the west alley at 1204 W. Lexington St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that he was approached from behind by four male black offenders between the ages of 18-21 who struck him in the face and took his cell phone. The offenders fled northbound in a dark SUV. Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/kdjtt1Myro62<br /><br />On December 16 at 8:30 p.m., a man was the victim of a battery in front of his residence at 708 S. Laflin St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that he was approached and attacked by 3-4 male black offenders. The victim fought off the attackers and the men fled the area in a dark SUV. A short time later, the Chicago Police Department stopped a vehicle matching the description and took two men into custody. Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/mbZ2NeNpFa92<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department will conduct the follow-up investigations. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other 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 electronic devices 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 />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<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://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 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 23:28:39 -0600 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 23:28:39 -0600 Crime Alert On December 8 at 4:30 a.m., a UIC employee was in her vehicle stopped at a light at Ashland Ave. and VanBuren St. when a female black offender entered the vehicle and told the victim to drive. After getting into the car the offender armed herself with the victim's snow removal brush and demanded to be driven to the south side. When the victim began honking the car horn the offender began hitting the victim with the snow brush. The victim drove to the corner of Taylor St. and Paulina St. where the offender exited the vehicle and fled in an unknown direction. The victim’s cell phone and car snow removal brush were taken. The offender was described as tall, approximately 25-years-old, wearing a black jacket and black hat. <br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/ZYVMT1e83z12<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />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 electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<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, 08 Dec 2015 06:45:28 -0600 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 06:45:28 -0600 Crime Alert On December 8, at 1 a.m., UIC Police received a report that a student was sexually assaulted at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, in a university residence hall at 1250 S. Halsted St. by two men known to the victim. The first offender, a 21-year-old black male, 5-foot-11, 230 pounds with a medium complexion, black hair and brown eyes, is a UIC student. The second offender, a 21-year-old black male, 5-foot-9, 155 pounds, is not affiliated with UIC.<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 />The UIC Police is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/qrZqmNFyJ8w<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 />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, 08 Dec 2015 02:36:45 -0600 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 02:36:45 -0600 Crime Alert On December 4 at 8:20 p.m., the UIC Police were notified of a strong armed robbery that occurred at 550 S. Peoria at approximately 7:20 p.m. The victim, a UIC male student, reported that he was walking near the Harrison Field walkway when he was approached by two males. The first offender, a white male, 175-185 pounds, wearing a green sweater with "Chicago" on it, a beanie hat with "Denver Broncos" on it, black sweat pants, and a scarf on his face, approached the victim and asked to use his cell phone. The victim handed over the phone. The victim reported that the offenders were taking too long with the phone and he demanded the phone be given back. The second offender, a white male, 6 feet, 175-185 pounds, wearing a black coat and a scarf on his face, pulled a knife on the victim and stated, "How about this." Both offenders fled southbound. The victim was not hurt during the incident.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped:<br />https://goo.gl/maps/Qfg2eTAtr7Q2<br /><br />The UIC Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 312-996-2830.<br /><br />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 electronic devices 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 />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<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://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, 04 Dec 2015 21:37:13 -0600 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 21:37:13 -0600 Update: Sexual Assault Crime Alert Earlier today UIC Police arrested an 18-year-old man charged in the sexual assault of a female student. The incident occurred on Friday, Nov. 20, in a campus residence hall at 700 S. Halsted and was reported to police on Nov. 23. The offender, who was known to the victim, is not affiliated with UIC.<br /><br />For information on UIC’s sexual misconduct policy, reporting an incident, or support for student victims/survivors, visit http://sexualmisconduct.uic.edu<br /><br />To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies. 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 />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<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 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:25:21 -0600 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:25:21 -0600