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 UIC and Chicago Police are investigating an off-campus incident that occurred on July 30 at about 5:30 p.m. A UIC researcher was walking north on the 300 block of S. Ashland Ave. when a male subject approached and knocked her to the ground. Drivers nearby blew their car horns, causing the offender to run a short distance, but he returned to the victim and snatched a gold chain from her neck. He then fled on foot. The victim refused medical attention. <br /><br />The offender was described as a dark-complexioned black male, 40-53 years old, 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-1 and 235-250 lbs.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/jYnB6<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be theft of 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 /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:46:59 -0500 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:46:59 -0500 Crime alert UIC and Chicago police are investigating an incident that occurred on Monday, June 30, at about 4:30 p.m. A complainant reported that he was adjusting his backpack on Taylor street in front of UIC's Paulina Street parking structure when two males approached him. One subject pulled at the victim's backpack while the other sprayed the victim's face with an unknown substance. The victim fought off both attackers, who fled on foot eastbound on Taylor Street. UIC Police sent a flash message to responding units and toured the area with negative results. The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from the UIC Hospital. The victim is not affiliated with UIC. <br /><br />The first offender was described as a Hispanic male, 18-23 years old, 5-feet-11 and 165 lbs. He was wearing a blue T-shirt with an orange Chicago Bears "C" logo, baggy jeans, and sneakers with orange stripes.<br /><br />The second offender was described as a Hispanic male, 18-23 years old, 5-feet-6 and 145 lbs., with a black teardrop tattoo under his left eye and a light mustache. He was wearing a tan T-shirt and baggy jeans.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/H9Pkc<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be theft of 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 />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 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:40:58 -0500 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:40:58 -0500 Crime alert On June 11, at 7:00 PM, a UIC student was the victim of a strong-arm robbery off-campus, on the sidewalk of the shopping center at 1621 W. Roosevelt Road. The victim stated that as he walked with his MP3 player in hand, a lone offender approached and demanded the device. The victim complied, and the offender fled south on foot. The victim was not injured.<br /><br />The offender was described as a Hispanic male, age 19 to 25, 5’ 6” to 5’ 9” in height, of thin build, with light complexion, brown braided hair, wearing a white hoody with lettering on the front and black jogging pants. <br /><br />The UIC Police/Chicago Police Department Joint Robbery Task Force and CPD Area Central Detectives will conduct the follow-up investigation.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: http://goo.gl/maps/A5iYF<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 />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<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, 12 Jun 2014 09:37:59 -0500 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:37:59 -0500 Crime alert Chicago police are investigating an incident that occurred on May 20 at about 12:18 a.m on the 900 block of W. Van Buren Street. A male subject followed a woman (not UIC-affiliated) from the UIC/Halsted Blue Line station to Van Buren Street, where he attempted to sexually assault her. The woman fended him off and notified police immediately.<br /><br />The offender is described as a black male in his late teens to early 20s, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-6, 160-170 lbs., with black hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt with a white-and-red logo, dark pants and shoes, and was carrying a dark backpack.<br /><br />This incident has been reported in local media. Surveillance photos of the offender can be seen on the Chicago Tribune's website at <br />http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-cops-man-tried-to-attack-woman-he-followed-001,0,2394822.photo<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call the CPD Area Central Bureau of Detectives at (312) 747-8380. Reference - RD# HX-268579<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/J95kz<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 />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 <link.><br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report<br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Thu, 22 May 2014 12:07:29 -0500 Thu, 22 May 2014 12:07:29 -0500 Crime alert UIC Police are investigating an incident that happened off campus on April 28. At about 11 p.m., two UIC students walking on the 800 block of S. Laflin were approached by three subjects. The first subject displayed a silver handgun and demanded the students' property. The other two subjects searched the students and took their property. The first offender ordered the victims to lie on the ground and count to 30. All three offenders fled south on Laflin. The victims were not injured. UIC and Chicago police canvassed the area with no results.<br /><br />The armed offender was described as a black male, age 18-20, about 5-foot-7 and 130 lbs., wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and black pants. <br /> <br />The second offender was described as a black male, age 19-20, about 5-foot-9 and 160 lbs., wearing a baseball cap and a hooded sweatshirt with a blue "Cubs" logo on the back.<br /><br />The third offender was described as a black male, age 18-20, about 5-foot-10 and 160 lbs., wearing a green baseball cap and a black hooded sweatshirt.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/ZTkjN<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<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 />The UIC Police/Chicago Police Department Joint Robbery Task Force and CPD Central Area Detectives will conduct the follow-up investigation.<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 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:24:27 -0500 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:24:27 -0500 Crime alert UIC Police are investigating an incident that occurred on April 24. At about 9 p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of a robbery that occurred at 1328 S. Halsted St. A UIC student was seated in a coffee shop using a laptop when a subject entered and appeared to walk toward the restrooms, then suddenly turned toward the student and grabbed the laptop from the student's grasp. The offender ran out of the coffee shop with the laptop and entered a vehicle, then fled southbound on Halsted St. UIC Police notified responding police units, but the offender was not found. The student was not injured.<br /><br />The offender was described as a black male, age 18 to 24, about 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was wearing a black hooded shirt, light-colored jeans, and red shoes.<br /><br />The vehicle was described as a two-door black Hyundai. <br /> <br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/zUnn0<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 />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 Apr 2014 13:58:04 -0500 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:58:04 -0500 Crime alert This morning after 10 a.m., a resident of Commons South survived a criminal sexual assault in the residence hall shower. She is receiving medical and supportive care. Other residents who heard the attack summoned UIC Police and successfully detained a suspect until responding officers arrived. A male suspect is in custody.<br /><br />UIC Housing staff and other professional staff of Student Affairs are on-site to provide support and counseling to other residents. Any student in need of counseling or other support should contact Housing, Counseling Center, or Campus Advocacy Network.<br /><br />UIC Police have increased patrols in residence halls and are continuing their investigation of this crime. It is not yet known how the assailant gained entry to the building. Anyone with information should contact UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />With the circumstances leading up to this crime still to be determined, remember that it is essential to your safety and that of your fellow students or co-workers that security doors remain shut and locked at all times. An unlocked door exposes every occupant of the building to the risk of crime.<br /><br />--Never prop open a locking door.<br />--If you see a door ajar or propped open, SECURE IT AT ONCE.<br />--Never admit a stranger to a UIC building without asking their business.<br />--If you are concerned about a door that was left open contact the UIC Police immediately.<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, 31 Mar 2014 14:25:42 -0500 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:25:42 -0500 Crime Alert UIC Police are investigating a strong-arm robbery that occurred on February 12 at about 5:20 p.m. on the 1200 block of W. Flournoy, off campus. An offender approached a UIC student and snatched the student’s cell phone and identification from the student's hand. At the same time, a second offender approached from the rear and knocked the student to the ground with a blow to the back of the head. The student refused medical attention. <br /><br />The first offender is described as a black male, 17-18 years old, 6-1 in height, medium build, wearing a dark blue cap, dark blue jacket, and dark jeans with embroidery on the back.<br /><br />The second offender is described as a black male, 17-18 years old, 5-10 in height, wearing a red-and-white cap.<br /><br />The approximate crime area is mapped: http://goo.gl/maps/uMq0V<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<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 of your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<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 />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 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:09:55 -0600 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:09:55 -0600 Urgent official announcement UIC Police are investigating an off-campus incident that occurred on February 8. At about 10:45 a.m., a UIC student was the victim of a strong-arm robbery at on the 600 block of W. Roosevelt Rd. The victim was walking and carrying a laptop when an offender approached, pointed an object under his shirt at the victim, and demanded the victim's laptop. A fight ensued and the offender dropped a screwdriver from underneath his shirt. The offender shoved the victim into the snow and began to strike him with closed fists. The offender fled the scene in a waiting vehicle described as a silver Chevy Tahoe. The victim was transported to the University of Illinois Hospital for treatment of a minor injury to his head. <br /><br />The offender is described as a black male in his early 20s, 5-7 to -5-9 in height, 140-150 pounds, with short hair and a medium complexion.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped: http://goo.gl/maps/T95UX<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /> <br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an offender whose intent appears to be property or valuables, as the victim did in this case.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all of your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<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 /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Mon, 10 Feb 2014 10:46:07 -0600 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 10:46:07 -0600 UIC open for classes Monday UIC is open for classes Monday, all buildings are open and all scheduled events should take place as planned.<br /><br />Instructors may cancel class as necessary.<br /><br />The campus extreme weather policy is online at<br /><br />http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/safety-weather.shtml urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:57:54 -0600 Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:57:54 -0600 [URGENT] Crime alert On January 16 at 8 p.m., a UIC student was the victim of an armed robbery off-campus in the 2100 block of Polk Street. The victim reported that he was approached from behind by two males. The first offender displayed a handgun and demanded the victim's wallet and cell phone. The victim surrendered cash before both offenders fled on foot. <br /><br />The first offender was described as a black male, age 20-25, with a dark complexion, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. The second offender was described as a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped: http://goo.gl/maps/oV8jp.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<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 of your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<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 />The UIC Police/Chicago Police Department Joint Robbery Task Force is assisting in the follow-up investigation. <br /><br />For additional information, please refer to the above listed UICPD and CPD<br />Police reports. urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:27:58 -0600 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:27:58 -0600 UIC Urgent Message Heat outage cancels eve classes E side only. Clinics open. B-ball game at Pavilion on, 7PM. UIC.EDU or Hotline 312-413-9696 for updates emergency http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:15:24 -0600 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:15:24 -0600 Heat outage on east side forces cancellations A rupture to a high-temperature water line around 10 a.m. has caused heat outages in most buildings on the east side of campus. <br /><br />Due to the expected time to repair and restore heat to the system, classes for this evening in east-side buildings are canceled.<br /><br />Instructors may cancel classes this afternoon as indoor ambient conditions warrant. Nonessential staff in affected east side buildings may be released by supervisors at such time as conditions warrant.<br /><br />Crews have repairs underway. We expect to have heat restored by this evening to all buildings except Student Center East. In the event that SRC residence halls also have prolonged heat outage, Housing staff will work with affected students.<br /><br />The UIC Pavilion is not affected and tonight's Men’s Basketball game vs. UW-Milwaukee at 7 p.m. will be played as scheduled.<br /><br />Please check the UIC.EDU website or call the UIC Information Hotline at 312-413-9696 for updates.<br /><br />Paula Allen-Meares<br />Chancellor<br />John Corbally Presidential Professor<br /><br />Lon Kaufman<br />Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost<br /><br />Mark Donovan<br />Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services<br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:56:34 -0600 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:56:34 -0600 [URGENT] Crime alert UIC Police are investigating an off-campus incident that occurred Wednesday, December 11. At about 1 a.m., UIC Police responded to a robbery at 800 S. Loomis in which a male UIC student was approached by a subject who struck him several times in the face. The student fell to the ground and the offender took the student’s book bag and fled on foot. The student refused medical attention. <br /><br />The offender was described as a white male. No further description was available.<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 of your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<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 <br />(there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which <br />should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: http://goo.gl/maps/KnNC4<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 notifications are sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate <br />threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu.<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:07:06 -0600 Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:07:06 -0600 Crime alert On December 6, just after 1 a.m., a UIC student was the victim of a strong-arm robbery while walking on the sidewalk on the west side of Thomas Beckham Hall, 1250 S. Halsted St. The victim reported being approached by a lone subject who demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim complied, and the offender perused the wallet's contents before dropping it and striking the victim in the face. The offender fled empty-handed toward the residence hall. The victim refused medical treatment.<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an offender whose intent appears to be property or valuables, as the victim did in this case.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all of your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<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 />The UIC Police/Chicago Police Department Joint Robbery Task Force is assisting in the follow-up investigation. The offender is described as a white male, 20 to 24 years of age. 5-8 to 5-9 in height, 140-160 pounds, wearing a blue hooded jacket and a red knit hat.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zFoduy_6ZY7o.kJ7pd9pp6Aug<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, 06 Dec 2013 17:37:41 -0600 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:37:41 -0600