Public Safety Advisory: July 1, 2019

On Monday, July 1, at approximately 2:30 p.m. UIC Police responded to a report of a robbery near Harrison St. and Morgan St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that he was approached by two offenders who took his property by force. Both offenders are described as white males, wearing white shirts and blue jeans. The offenders fled eastbound on Harrison St. The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311.

Approximate crime location mapped

UIC Police offer 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: http://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

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 http://sms.uic.edu


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: http://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

UIC Annual Security Report
http://www.clery.uic.edu

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents
http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm

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 http://sms.uic.edu


Power restored/classes resume

Power has been restored to all East Campus buildings and all classes will resume as scheduled including classes in the Science & Engineering Lab East, Science & Engineering Lab West, Science & Engineering South and Engineering Research Facility. These four buildings will reopen Wed., April 17 at 7 am. For more info visit emergency.uic.edu


Update on classes

All classes on the East Campus will take place today with the exception of those held in Science & Engineering Lab East, Science & Engineering Lab West, Science & Engineering South, and the Engineering Research Facility. These four buildings will remain closed for the rest of the day. More information as available at emergency.uic.edu.


UIC Alert: Some classes canceled due to East Campus power outage

The following buildings are closed and classes in them are canceled today: Science & Engineering Lab East, Science & Engineering Lab West, Science & Engineering South, and Engineering Research Facility due to an ongoing power outage. Updates will follow. More info at emergency.uic.edu. If you are on campus, follow instructions from university officials. If you are not on campus, stay away. More information as available at emergency.uic.edu.


Public Safety Advisory, Mar. 27, 2019

On Wednesday, March 27, at approximately 8:30 a.m., UIC Police responded to a call of an armed robbery that occurred on the third floor of UIC’s Parking Lot 7 at 1100 W. Harrison Street. The call came in from the victim, a UIC student, who came into the parking lot office to report the crime. The offender displayed a handgun and demanded money from the victim. The victim gave him $30, after which the offender demanded that the victim lay on the ground while he went through her purse and stole her cell phone. The victim was not harmed. The offender then fled northbound from Lot 7 towards the Blue Line El station. The offender is described as a black male in his early 20s, slim build, dark complexion and wearing a grey sweatshirt, jeans and a ‘beanie’.

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

Approximate crime location mapped:
https://goo.gl/maps/7JnukH4iLvw

UIC Police offer the following security tips:

— Report crime promptly to police.
— 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.
— 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.
-For additional information on reporting an incident of sexual misconduct, visit http://oae.uic.edu/sexual-misconduct/report-an-incident/

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: http://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

UIC Annual Security Report
http://www.clery.uic.edu

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents
http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm

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 http://sms.uic.edu


UIC Alert: All Clear, Tornado Watch Cancelled

The tornado watch for 3/14/19 has been cancelled. An ALL CLEAR has been declared for the campus; return to normal operations.


UIC Alert: Tornado Watch for Cook County until 5 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch now until 5:00pm, Thursday, March 14th. Additionally, a Wind Advisory is currently in effect until 10:00pm Thursday, March 14th. The affected area includes northeastern Illinois, Cook County and the City of Chicago.

Tornado Watch means conditions are possible for tornadic activity.

Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 mph and/or wind gusts of 45 mph are expected.

Wind gusts of up to 50 to 55 mph are expected. Difficult travel, especially for high profile vehicles on north to south roads. Unsecured objects outdoors blown around. Minor tree damage and sporadic power outages possible.

A tornado is a violently swirling column of air, a “funnel cloud” that stretches from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. Winds in excess of 200 MPH can crush sturdy structures, uproot trees, flip heavy objects like cars or utility poles, and create deadly flying debris.

When the National Weather Service issues an official tornado warning, the City of Chicago will activate the outdoor warning system and broadcast an alert across the University campus. If you hear it or otherwise know a tornado warning is in effect, immediately take shelter.

If you hear about an o­fficial warning:

  • ­Remain calm: There is no guaranteed safe place during a tornado, but you will minimize your exposure by finding shelter in the best possible location.
  • ­DO NOT wait until you see the tornado: Resist the temptation to go outside and check conditions for yourself. If you know of others in the building and severe weather warnings are issued, spread the word.
  • ­Areas to seek: The safest place to be is an underground shelter, basement, or predesignated Storm Refuge Area. If no underground shelter or safe room is available, a small, windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level of a sturdy building is the safest alternative. Crouch near the floor or under heavy, well-supported objects and cover your head.
  • If caught outdoors, drive to the closest shelter, take cover in a stationary vehicle, or lay in a depression and cover your head.
  • ­Areas to avoid: Stay clear of windows, corridors with windows, or large free-standing expanses such as lecture halls or cafeterias. DO NOT use elevators during a tornado warning.
  • ­Help others: Be mindful of class or workmates, family, or friends who may be hearing impaired or those who may not hear tornado warnings.
  • NEVER pull a ­fire alarm unless there is a fire. Otherwise, people may flee a relatively safe building and expose themselves to blowing debris.

UIC ALERT: UIC in Chicago extends cancellation of classes through Thursday, Jan. 31.

UIC ALERT: Classes are canceled and all non-essential service units will remain closed all day Thursday, Jan. 31, at UIC in Chicago. This is due to the ongoing cold temperatures and wind chill and the potential danger for students, faculty and staff commuting to campus.  The university will return to normal operations Friday, Feb. 1.

The university previously announced that classes would be canceled from 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, through noon, Thursday, Jan. 31. This message extends that closure until Friday morning, Feb. 1.


UIC ALERT: Due to extremely cold temperatures, classes will be canceled from 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, through noon, Thursday, Jan. 31, at UIC in Chicago.

University employees working in non-essential operations should not come to campus on Wednesday or Thursday before noon. Employees working in essential function areas such as maintaining public safety, patient care and hospital operations, supporting residential life, operations in designated research facilities, and providing necessary university support services for those essential functions will be expected to work. Employees should consult with their supervisors about questions specific to their roles and assignments. Employees who do not report to work must use personal time off or take an excused, unpaid absence.

The residential, health care and research aspects of UIC operations make it impossible to close the entire campus.

  • The University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics along with the Mile Square Health Center locations will continue to operate normally. A separate communication related to detailed operations will be sent to the health care delivery staff and faculty.
  • UIC Residential Dining will be open “weekend hours” (brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner 5 to 8 p.m.) at all three dining locations to serve residential students.
  • Student Center East and Student Center West will be open normal hours tonight and from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
  • The Children’s Center will be closed Wednesday and Thursday.
  • The Recreation Centers will be open until 11 p.m. Tuesday and from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • ACCC/IT Services staff will be available to address emergencies reported to the ACCC Operations Center at (312) 413-8080. Non-emergency issues will be addressed when the campus resumes normal operations.
  • Essential safety personnel, including university police, will provide key services and will be fully operational.
  • Facility emergencies and building access requests should be reported to Facilities Customer Support at (312) 996-7511, 24/7.
  • The Intercampus Route bus will operate on a regular schedule tomorrow. The Semester Express and Library Shuttle will resume regular service on Thursday, Jan 31. For specific information on routes and times, consult the TransLoc route service on your mobile device.
  • Night Ride and Paratransit service will continue normal hours of operation.
  • UIC Parking offers motorist assistance by calling (312) 355-0555.
  • Scheduled events on campus from Tuesday evening through Thursday may be affected. Please check with organizers for specific details.
  • UIC Libraries in Chicago will be open until 6 p.m. Tuesday; closed Wednesday; and open Thursday beginning at noon.

The National Weather Service is predicting dangerously cold wind chills which may continue through Thursday. University leaders will continue to monitor the situation closely and will decide about Thursday classes and non-essential service units by 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Updates will be provided to the campus as needed via e-mail; UIC ALERT text messaging to subscribed mobile phones; the UIC.edu website and shared on the UIC Facebook and Twitter accounts.