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 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 Crime Alert UIC Police received a report that a student was sexually assaulted between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, November 20, in a University residence hall at 700 S. Halsted St. by a person known to the victim. The offender -- described as a white male, 17 years old, 6-foot, 170 pounds, black hair with brown eyes -- 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/SpkVzaA58AP2<br /> <br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /> <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, 23 Nov 2015 23:08:33 -0600 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:08:33 -0600 Crime Alert On November 10 at 7:30 p.m., the UIC Police were notified of a strong armed robbery that occurred at 1252 S. Halsted St. at approximately 5:30 p.m. The victim, a UIC female student, reported that she was walking south bound on S. Halsted St. when she was approached by a male black offender, age 15-17, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. The offender shoved the victim, grabbed her cell phone, and ran southbound on Halsted Street. The victim reported that an unknown witness followed the offender and recovered the cell phone. The victim was not hurt during the incident.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/ePJq1Zc7dPu<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 />--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 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 21:23:39 -0600 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 21:23:39 -0600 Crime alert UIC Police were notified Monday morning, Nov. 9, of two weekend burglaries to campus buildings on South Wood Street.<br /><br />One or more offenders gained entry through a first-floor window at the Clinical Sciences Building, 840 S. Wood St., and also at the Neuropsychiatric Institute Building, 912 S. Wood St. In each case, items were removed from a first-floor office. At CSB, missing items include two laptops.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Observe the following security tips at home and at work:<br /><br />--always lock doors and windows securely<br />--be aware of strangers in or outside the building<br />--never admit an unknown person to your building or yard for any reason<br />--never prop open a security door or gate for a visitor or delivery<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.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 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:35:33 -0600 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:35:33 -0600 Public Safety Advisory (corrected) Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:<br /><br />The UIC Police have received a non-specific threat to the campus and, out of an abundance of caution, we are asking all members of the UIC community to report any suspicious activity, person, or package immediately by calling UIC Police at 5-5555 or by calling 911.<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 />Kevin Booker<br />Chief, UIC Police urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Wed, 07 Oct 2015 20:45:53 -0500 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 20:45:53 -0500 Public Safety Advisory Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:<br /><br />The UIC Police have received a non-specific threat to the campus and, out of an abundance of caution, we are asking all members of the UIC community to report any suspicious activity, person, or package immediately by calling UIC Police at 5-SAFE or by calling 911.<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 />Kevin Booker<br />Chief, UIC Police urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Wed, 07 Oct 2015 20:22:24 -0500 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 20:22:24 -0500 Crime Alert On Aug. 1, at about 2:45 a.m., UIC Police responded to an incident at 1056 W. 14th St.<br /> <br />Witnesses reported shots were fired from a newer model 4-door black Chevrolet, striking three males. One injured victim was found at the scene and two injured victims fled to 1339 S. Morgan St. The victims, who are not affiliated with UIC, were transported to the hospital.<br /> <br />The offender's vehicle fled the scene heading southbound on Morgan St. from 14th St. and remains at large.<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/THNg3<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://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:08:10 -0500 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:08:10 -0500 Crime Alert On July 27, at approximately 7:10 PM, a UIC student was the victim of an attempted aggravated robbery at 750 S. Halsted St. The victim was walking on the sidewalk when the offender pulled up in a white sedan, implied that he had a weapon, and demanded the victim's property. The victim, who was not injured, fled without relinquishing his property. The offender, described as a black male in his 30's, with a dark complexion, wearing a white t-shirt, fled northbound on Halsted St.<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 />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/Hnrkd<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://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 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:54:31 -0500 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:54:31 -0500 Crime Alert On July 12, at approximately 8:40 p.m., an aggravated assault occurred at 1243 S. Morgan St. The victims, a UIC student employee and a friend, reported they were walking southbound on Morgan St. when they were approached by an older model black minivan of unknown make and model. The vehicle slowed down near the walkers and the passenger of the van waved a black handgun with a laser sight. The victims, who were not injured, fled to a nearby field and the vehicle drove west on Roosevelt Rd. <br /><br />The offenders are described as follows:<br /><br />1. Passenger: female white/Hispanic, 27-35 years old, wearing a cream tank top.<br /><br />2. Driver: female white/Hispanic, 27-35 years old, no further description available.<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/FDMxO<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /><br />--Do not accept a ride from strangers.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Notify friends or family of your whereabouts and plans.<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.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:12 -0500 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:12 -0500