Lake in the Hills
Teen Hit, Killed by Car While Walking Home
Emily Weyers, 18, was walking home from work at about 9:49 p.m. Monday when she was hit and killed by a car on Algonquin Road west of Oakleaf Road in Lake in the Hills.
Weyers was pronounced dead at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. Weyers was hired a few months ago as a deli clerk at Joe Caputo and Sons Market in Algonquin.
Having just graduated from Dundee-Crown High School in May, the Lake in the Hills teenager had big plans for her life: she was preparing to attend DePaul University next month and aspired to one day become an attorney.
The youngest of five Weyers children, Emily was described as a vibrant, fun-loving girl by her older brother, Joe.
"She was a free spirit, and she loved helping others," Joe Weyers said. "She was a very good person, she had a good heart, and she loved being an aunt to her four nephews."
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Sex Trafficker Sentenced
A sex trafficker was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Wednesday, in a case which Skokie police helped to break in 2007, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois.
The defendant, Erik Shamsud-din, 46, of Oregon, pleaded guilty in May to interstate prostitution. Federal authorities said in late 2006, he trafficked two adult women and a 16-year-old female runaway, forcing them to engage in prostitution in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. He then brought them to Illinois in 2007 with the intent of further prostituting them, according to court records.
On Jan. 27, 2007, Skokie police responded to a fight between the minor and an adult victim. The minor was rescued and Shamsud-din was arrested, which later resulted in the federal charges in Chicago, according to a DOJ statement.
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Man Gets 7 Years for Fatal DUI Hit-and-Run
An Aurora man has been sentenced to prison for killing a woman and then fleeing the scene while he was driving drunk.
Lee R. Patterson III, 33 (d.o.b. 2-20-1980), of the 1000 block of Assell Avenue, Aurora, was sentenced today by Circuit Judge James C. Hallock, to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
On Feb. 28, 2013, Patterson pleaded guilty to one count of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, a Class 1 felony, and one count of aggravated DUI, a Class 2 felony.
At about 2 a.m. Oct. 25, 2010, Patterson was driving a 2004 Dodge Sprinter van when he struck the two victims in the 0-99 block of Grant Street, North Aurora. He then fled the scene.
Both victims were taken to an Aurora hospital, where one, 22-year-old Doreen Cardenas of Cicero, died. The other victim, a male now 25 years old, suffered serious injuries including a concussion, a fractured shoulder and injuries to his left knee that required reconstructive surgery and will require knee replacement surgery in the near future.
Authorities have charged a Glen Ellyn man with sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl, as well as with possession of child pornography,the Daily Herald reports.
According to the paper, Jeffrey Dixon, 55, of the 500 block of Geneva Road, has been jailed on a $100,000 bond; his next court appearance is on Sept. 9.
Dixon is accused of two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for molesting a girl earlier this year, and six counts of child pornography for possessing at least six graphic photos of underage children.
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