Naperville Now 02-21-18

February 21, 2018
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Amor Acquitted:

The Naperville man accused of murdering his mother-in-law in 1995 has been found not guilty. William Amor was in a DuPage County court this morning where Judge Liam Brennan decided the prosecution did not prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. Amor had recently been retried for the death of Marianne Miceli, who died in a fire in the condo she lived in with her daughter and Amor. Back in 1995, Amor had confessed to starting the fire and was convicted, but scientific evidence recently showed the method in which he had said he started the fire was not feasible.

$92 Million Error:

Edward-Elmhurst Heath is dealing with a $92 million dollar accounting error. The hospital system overestimated the revenue it expected to take in from insurance companies and patients over multiple years. The mistake was discovered after their auditor Ernst and Young suggested a review of the hospital’s accounts receivable. A spokesperson for the health system said no layoffs or service cuts are necessary to compensate for the error, and they are taking steps to ensure this type of mistake will not be repeated.

Girls Basketball Sectional Semifinals:

It was a big night for girls basketball as two local teams competed in Sectional Semifinal showdowns. Naperville Central faced off against the Lockport Porters in the Neuqua Valley sectional. The Redhawks came off the bench a little slow in the beginning, only getting baskets from Mia Lakstigala in the first quarter. But Coach Nussbaum would light a fire in their halftime talk and they would come out ready to fight in the third. Lakstigala, Lucy Schmid, and Maiah DeShazer all connected with the basket numerous times to take the lead and eventually pull far ahead of the Porters to walk away victorious, 58-43. They will go on to play Bolingbrook in the Sectional Finals on Thursday.

As for our other team, the Benet Academy Redwings faced off against Whitney Young in the Hillside Sectional looking to advance to the finals on Thursday night. After the first quarter, the Redwings would be down a few points but that wouldn’t prove to be a challenge: they scored 24 points in the 8 minute second quarter to take the lead into the break. The rest of the game would be a back and forth battle for both teams but Senior Simba Molonga would take the victory at the free throw line as she sinks the basket to break the tie 66-65. Benet goes on to play Montini on Thursday.