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 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 Polk Street closure Polk Street is closed to vehicle traffic between Wood and Damen. This is related to flooding in the basement of the College of Medicine East Tower (910 Building - 808 S. Wood St.) that has required the shutdown of elevators in that building and closing of a city water main. The building is open and has power but no water.<br /><br />The street closure, requested by the Chicago Fire Department, is expected to last 90 minutes. urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:47:16 -0600 Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:47:16 -0600 UIC Urgent Weather Msg Severe storm at UIC. Tornado Warning in effect for Cook Cty. Seek shelter on lowest floor of sturdy bldg, avoid windows emergency http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Sun, 17 Nov 2013 13:06:53 -0600 Sun, 17 Nov 2013 13:06:53 -0600 Crime alert: 10-15-13 On Oct. 15 at about 10 p.m., a UIC student was the victim of a robbery at 1532 W. Polk. Two subjects approached the student. One displayed a handgun and demanded the student’s cell phone, wallet and book bag. The student complied. Both offenders fled on foot westbound. An immediate canvass of the area for the offenders produced no results. The student was not injured. <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 />The UIC Police/Chicago Police Department Joint Robbery Task force and CPD Central Area Detectives will conduct the follow-up investigation.<br /><br />The two offenders were described as black males, one wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt. <br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped: http://goo.gl/maps/lS9GR<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. <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 Wed, 16 Oct 2013 09:51:32 -0500 Wed, 16 Oct 2013 09:51:32 -0500 Crime alert On October 13, just after 1 a.m., a UIC student was the victim of a robbery off-campus in the 1400 block of West Lexington Street. The victim reported two male offenders approached, one of whom stated that he had a gun and demanded the victim's cell phone. The victim surrendered the phone and the offenders fled in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured and stated that a firearm was never displayed.<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. The offenders are described as black males, 20 to 23 years of age. One is 5-9 to 5-10 in height, 160 pounds, with an afro hairstyle, wearing a black and red Bulls baseball cap, dark blue denim jacket with red seams and dark blue jeans. The second offender had hair with braids and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped: http://goo.gl/maps/jTcDS<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 locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. <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, 14 Oct 2013 10:08:44 -0500 Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:08:44 -0500 Crime alert On Sept. 23, at about 4 p.m., a UIC student was the target of a strong-arm robbery off-campus at 915 W. Van Buren. Two subjects approached from behind and snatched the student’s iPhone from her hand. The two offenders jumped into the back seat of a red 4-door Chevy Cruze, with two unknown female accomplices seated in front. The crew drove off eastbound on Van Buren. The victim was not injured.<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 />The two male offenders were described as black males, one 18-21 years old, 5-9 to 6-0 in height, of slim build, with short hair and wearing white t-shirt and blue jeans.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped: http://goo.gl/maps/oMgF1<br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:06:53 -0500 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:06:53 -0500 Gas Leak UPDATE The 2-inch gas line that was punctured at 10:00 a.m. was valved off and sealed by People's Gas at 10:33.<br /><br />The Chicago Fire Department monitored air in all four affected buildings and has reopened all for occupancy.<br /><br />Science & Engineering Labs West will be without natural gas supply until permanent repairs can be completed. urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:13:19 -0500 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:13:19 -0500