Michael Malone is generally the kind of coach who would leave a negative Yelp review after vacationing in Shangri-La. But his worry was warranted this time. On Saturday, the day before Game 2 of the N.B.A. finals, Malone lamented his team’s poor defense in the first game of the series against the Miami Heat. The Nuggets had given the Heat looks at a lot of wide-open 3-pointers — a bad sign, Malone said, even though good shooters like Max Strus and Duncan Robinson kept missing and Denver won the game. On Sunday, Strus and Robinson combined for six of Miami’s 17 3-pointers. On a night when the Heat mostly seemed outmatched, their 3-point shooting helped them steal a victory on the road to tie the series at one game apiece. Somewhat appropriately, they won by 3 points: 111-108. “There was miscommunication, game plan breakdowns, personnel breakdowns,” Malone groused afterward. He added: “We got lucky in Game 1. Tonight, they made them.” The Heat have frustrated all of their … [Read more...] about The Heat, a Long Shot in the Playoffs, Pull Even with Long Shots
Man Brings Gun Into Elmhurst Bank: Cops
3 Crime & Safety The man is accused of impersonating a bank customer and trying to withdraw $10,000, police said. David Giuliani , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Replies ELMHURST, IL – A man who impersonated someone else to withdraw money at an Elmhurst bank was armed with a loaded semiautomatic handgun, police said. About 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Saifullah Diab, 33, of Norridge, presented forged documents at Fifth Third Bank, 990 N. York St., to withdraw $10,000 from a bank customer's account, Elmhurst police said in a news release. Two police officers were called to the bank to investigate, with one speaking to Diab and the other to a bank employee. Diab provided a false name to the officer and tried to leave, police said. When the officer detained Diab, he found the gun tucked into the man's pants, police said. It was reported as stolen. Officers also said they found ecstasy and cocaine on Diab. Diab … [Read more...] about Man Brings Gun Into Elmhurst Bank: Cops
Safety Measures Pushed On Elmhurst Street
2 Politics & Government The street contains bus stops with small children during high-traffic times of the day, aldermen said. David Giuliani , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Replies ELMHURST, IL – Aldermen from Elmhurst's northeastern ward are pushing for safety measures on Kenilworth Avenue, from North to Fremont avenues. In a memo this week, Ward 3 aldermen Chris Jensen and Michael Bram said the street includes bus stops with young children during high-traffic times of the day. They said residents in the neighborhood came forward with their concerns. They noted a new city plan to change yield signs at residential intersections to stop signs. They said they wanted this done as soon as possible for Kenilworth and Columbia avenues. As for Kenilworth in general, the aldermen proposed the city consider adding more stop signs, expanding no-parking zones near the intersections to improve sight lines and … [Read more...] about Safety Measures Pushed On Elmhurst Street
Evanston Licenses Margarita Inn As First Permanent Homeless Shelter
10 Politics & Government Evanston councilmembers voted 6-2 to grant final approval to a special use permit and operating agreement with Connections for the Homeless. Jonah Meadows , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Replies EVANSTON, IL — The Margarita Inn has become Evanston's first licensed year-round homeless shelter, as the City Council approved a special use permit and operating agreement with the local nonprofit that turned the former hotel into transitional housing during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. Councilmembers voted 6-2 on Monday to grant final approval to the permit and authorize the city manager to execute the agreement with Connections for the Homeless, which has operated the shelter at 1566 Oak Ave. for more than three years . By working with the city to provide emergency housing in his vacant 46-room hotel, the Margarita Inn's owner, Michael Pure, was able to work off the nearly … [Read more...] about Evanston Licenses Margarita Inn As First Permanent Homeless Shelter
First Baby Born at Evanston Hospital in 2017 is a Boy!
0 Kids & Family Orion Michael Bacon of Skokie was born just hours after the clock struck midnight at NorthShore Evanston Hospital. Tim Moran , Patch Staff Posted Reply EVANSTON, IL - It's a boy! The first baby born at NorthShore Evanston Hospital in 2017 is a boy, Orion Michael Bacon of Skokie. Orion was born at 2:51 a.m. to Karleigh and Ian Bacon of Skokie, according to a news release. He is the family's first child. At birth he was 8 pounds, 2 ounces and 20 inches. Photo courtesy of NorthShore Evanston Hospital Get more local news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for free Patch newsletters and alerts. Thank Reply First Baby Born at Evanston Hospital in 2017 is a Boy! The rules of replying: Be respectful. Be transparent. Keep it local and relevant. Review the Patch Community Guidelines. Reply to this article … [Read more...] about First Baby Born at Evanston Hospital in 2017 is a Boy!
ETHS Runner With Disability Loses Appeal In IHSA Lawsuit
0 Kids & Family Adding a division for disabled runners "undermines the competitiveness" of high school track meets, a federal appeals court found. Jonah Meadows , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Reply EVANSTON, IL — A federal appeals court upheld a judge's denial of an Evanston Township High School senior's request to create a para-ambulatory division for athletes at the state track meet. A panel of judges on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld last year's decision by U.S. John J. Tharp, Jr. to throw out a case brought by the father of a Paralympic athlete on behalf of his son. Tharp's opinion, issued last April, found that Holzmueller "could not show that the alleged discrimination had occurred on the basis or by reason of his disability," the court wrote. Tharp also concluded that even if Holzmueller had presented evidence of such discrimination, he was asking for unreasonable accommodations, under the law, … [Read more...] about ETHS Runner With Disability Loses Appeal In IHSA Lawsuit