Worker Throws Concrete At Union Rep
The union representative was not injured. An arrest is merely an accusation and not evidence of a conviction.
Milan Babic, 57, of Wheeling, was charged with assault after an incident at Golf Mill Shopping Center June 22 just after 9 a.m.
Police responded to a call from a 52-year-old Wauconda man who identified himself as a union representative for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. He said he arrived at the construction site trying to check on several workers he represents, as well as any potential safety hazards, according to the report. He told police he didn't attempted to enter the job site, citing previous conflicts with construction employees, but stayed in the parking lot about 30 feet from the site, police said.
The union representative said he observed Babic committing potential OSHA violations, according to the report, and he attempted to take photos. Upon observing this, Babic began yelling and swearing, and, according to the other man, threw a large piece of concrete at him, police said.
Babic told police he was angry at being photographed, police said, and said he made a throwing motion with nothing in his hand, police said.
Police interviewed an independent witness, a delivery man who happened to be present at the time this took place, and he relayed that the union rep took some photos from about 30 feet away from Babic, and Babic tried to hurl concrete at him, according to the report.
Police informed the union rep that at the request of Golf Mill security, he was no longer allowed on the property without notifying them first.
Babic's court date is July 17 at the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts.
Woman charged with DUI, wouldn't stop for police
Linda Ahlgrim, 46, of Hoffman Estates was charged with DUI June 23 when police said they observed her swerving between lanes just after 1:30 a.m. near Oakton and Cumberland.
Police said they signaled Ahlgrim to stop and she did not, instead turning left and stopping in the private driveway of a home. Police said they could smell alcohol on her breath, and that she said she had had two or three drinks. She showed impairment on field sobriety tests, according to the report. Her court date is July 26.
Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.