Seinfeld doesn’t joke around about Israel

If it were television, comedian Jerry Seinfeld would have heckled the hecklers. That is what he did in an episode of “Seinfeld” when Kramer’s girlfriend Toby (Veanne Cox) heckled, booed and hissed him during a standup performance in the episode. It upset the veteran stand-up comedian very much, especially when she told him to get…

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Boston Herald girls track All-Scholastics and league All-Stars – Boston Herald

55 Meters: Sarah Claflin (Pembroke) 55 Meters/Long Jump: Annie Comella (Wellesley) 300 Meters: Abby Desmarais (Framingham) High jump: Charlotte DiRocco (Concord-Carlisle) 1000 Meters: Abigail Hennessy (Westford Academy) Shot put: Caroline Herlihy (Winchester) 55 Hurdles: Nyrah Joseph (Billerica) 600 Meters: Sasha Lamakina (Framingham) Pentathlon/600 Meters: Giuliana Ligor (North Reading) 100 Meters: Carmen Luisi (Holliston) 2 Miles:…

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‘Grading for equity’ leads to less learning

Liberals and conservatives hope to shrink the racial achievement gap. But they have very different approaches to doing so. Real Clear Investigations recently looked into “grading for equity.” It’s a fad pushed by various education consultants. Dozens of districts have embraced this approach, including schools in Boston and Portland, Oregon, and in the states of…

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Horoscope for Saturday, May 18, 2024

Moon Alert Avoid shopping and important decisions from 4 to 5:30 a.m. Chicago time. After that, the moon moves from Virgo into Libra. Aries (March 21-April 19) Unexpected and surprising events might make you a tiny bit richer. You might find money. (Admittedly, you might lose money.) You might see a new way to earn…

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Violent college protesters should be ousted

Colleges are considering suspensions and expulsions for students who vandalized campuses and committed violence over the last month. These consequences are entirely appropriate, and overdue. What took so long? The answer may help prevent violent riots on campuses in the future. MIT officials recently announced they were suspending “dozens” of students who forced their way…

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District 211 schools readying for summer upgrades, closing Schaumburg H.S. until August

Three of Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211’s five campuses will receive more extensive upgrades this summer, including Schaumburg High School which will be closed due to the work until classes resume in August. Daily Herald file, 2018 With the school year ending next week, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 is ready to embark on nearly…

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Man shot, killed inside Ashburn home

A man was shot to death inside a home in Ashburn Friday afternoon. Cozenn Johnson, 54, was inside a home in the 3800 block of West 85th Street when someone fired shots around 4:35 p.m., Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Johnson was struck in the chest and was pronounced dead…

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‘Fully involved’ dumpster fire reported on construction site of The Clove, $150M redevelopment in Buffalo Grove – Chicago Tribune

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department is investigating the cause of a blaze that broke out Friday afternoon on The Clove construction site in the northwest suburb. The Clove is a sprawling $150 million redevelopment being built that is planned to include 297 luxury residences, retail and dining establishments, and park space. According to a village…

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3 teens shot in Austin neighborhood: police

Three teenagers were hurt Friday evening in a triple shooting in the city’s Austin neighborhood, according to Chicago police. The victims were two teen males, aged 14 and 18, along with a 15-year-old girl, authorities said. Police said the trio was standing near the sidewalk in the 5500 block of West Quincy Street just before…

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UC students, alumni briefly occupy politics building days

Students and alumni from the University of Chicago briefly occupied the university’s Institute of Politics late Friday afternoon to protest the war in Gaza and demand that the university divest itself of financial assets associated with Israel. The protest came several days after University of Chicago Police Department officers dismantled a pro-Palestinian encampment student protesters…

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Rolling Meadows forges ahead with zoning review near Arlington Park

  A Rolling Meadows-hired consultant is putting together planning and zoning documents for areas south and west of the shuttered Arlington Park racetrack in Arlington Heights. Paul Valade/pvalade@dailyherald.com Despite the uncertainty over the future of the Chicago Bears at Arlington Park, officials in nearby Rolling Meadows are still proceeding with planning and zoning studies on…

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District 25 Supt. Lori Bein retiring, since now ‘things are good’ and she can ‘leave when I love it’ – Chicago Tribune

As the school year winds down, so does the yearslong tenure of the Arlington Heights School District 25 chief – a run that includes shepherding through a global pandemic, helping to bring full-day kindergarten to the district and, most recently, dealing with allegations of a school nurse misusing student medication. Superintendent Lori Bein said she…

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Dabney Coleman dead: Emmy-winning actor was 92

NEW YORK — Dabney Coleman, the mustachioed character actor who specialized in smarmy villains like the chauvinist boss in “9 to 5″ and the nasty TV director in “Tootsie,” has died. He was 92. Coleman died Thursday at his home in Santa Monica, his daughter, Quincy Coleman, said in a statement to The Associated Press….

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Metra seeks feedback on train schedules

Metra has launched a rider survey to help adjust its train schedules. The survey, available until June 19 at metra.com/SNP, is part of the commuter rail service’s ongoing effort to provide more off-peak service. Metra had long prioritized morning and evening rush-hour trips to and from the Loop, but travel habits have permanently changed as…

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Bratton calls criticism of ShotSpotter technology ‘foolish’

Ex-Boston Police Commissioner Bill Bratton dismissed the “foolish” assertions that ShotSpotter technology is racially biased, saying the politicians making those claims are more concerned with scoring political points than saving lives. Bratton, who also led police departments in New York City and Los Angeles, said he’s been “flabbergasted” by the recent criticism leveled at, and…

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Misinformation a ‘danger to our democracy.’ What election boards can do about it

Exploring critical issues facing our democracy and searching for solutions. When a spokesperson for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners accidentally misreported mail-in ballot numbers during the Democratic primary for Cook County state’s attorney this spring, the online backlash was swift and harsh. Max Bever, who has worked for the Chicago elections board since 2021,…

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the buck stops with me

Bill White Outdated software and an ongoing controversy surrounding bills from the DuPage County clerk’s office have delayed quarterly audit reports for nearly four years. The last quarterly auditor’s report covered the third fiscal quarter of 2020, DuPage County Auditor Bill White, who took office in late 2020, told county board members on Tuesday. The…

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Tequila Val’s is a new chapter for historic dinner club building in East Dundee

  Tequila Val’s recently opened in the longtime home of the Anvil Club in East Dundee. Rick West/rwest@dailyherald.com East Dundee’s newest restaurant, Tequila Val’s, is bringing new life to what was once a storied dinner club. Housed in the former Anvil Club, East Dundee’s newest restaurant, Tequila Val’s, brings Mexican cuisine to the downtown district….

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Federal judge hears challenges to NYC’s fee for drivers into Manhattan; Alabama Mercedes employees overwhelmingly vote against joining union

New York’s first-in-the-nation plan to levy a hefty toll on drivers entering much of traffic-choked Manhattan was the focus of a legal battle playing out in federal court Friday. A Manhattan judge is hearing arguments in a series of lawsuits from unionized public school teachers, local Republican officials and other New Yorkers seeking to put the brakes…

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State Department issues worldwide alert, warns of violence against LGBTQ community

The State Department on Friday issued a worldwide caution security alert, warning of “the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations, or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests.”  The threat warning is a result of intelligence citing threats by ISIS against Pride events in parts of Europe, three sources told CBS News.  The State Department bulletin…

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