Public Safety Advisory: May 1, 2019

On Wednesday, May 1, at approximately 4:30 a.m. UIC Police responded to a report of an alarm at 1306 S. Halsted St. Upon arrival, UIC Police discovered that an unknown offender(s) broke the front window of the business, entered the building, removed property and fled in an unknown direction.  The business was not open and no injuries are reported.  There is no offender description available.

UIC Police will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call (312) 996-2830.

Approximate crime location mapped

UIC Police offers the following security tips:

–Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don’t wear headphones or earbuds.
–Don’t display valuables in public.
–On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)
–To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.
–Report crime promptly to police.

Public safety advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may 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:

UIC Annual Security Report

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents

Urgent notifications may be sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages — issued only in cases of immediate 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