Public Safety Advisory

On Sunday, Aug. 6, at approximately 10:15 p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of an armed assault that occurred at 1260 S. Union Ave. The offender was arguing with the victim, a restaurant cashier, about his food order when he spat on the victim and displayed a handgun. The offender is described as a black male, 5-11 in height, 300 pounds, wearing a white t-shirt and black jeans. He fled southbound on Union Ave. in a black Chevy Monte Carlo. The victim was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call the UIC Police Department at 312-996-2830.

Approximate crime location mapped:

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. Set up the UICPD emergency number on your mobile phone speed-dial.
-- On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)
-- 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.

Public safety advisories 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:

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
Sun Aug 6, 2017 11:06 PM