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February 2011

It’s Sonny in Rogers Park

Bob Spoerl for rogerspark.com Imagine being in the middle of Tahrir Square in Cairo during the recent Egyptian revolution. It’s something that’s not imaginary, but real for Ismail Ibrahim. He was there on Feb. 11. “Never in Egypt did I imagine this would happen,” says the 65-year-old Rogers Park resident. It was a dream come true for him, something that causes the practical businessman to jump up out of his seat. Ibrahim is perhaps best known in the 49th Ward as the owner of Sonny’s Food Store. Ismail’s friends know him as Sonny – in fact, everyone calls him that.
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posted by Charlie on February 28, 2011
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Charter school says it’s private, though it gets millions in tax dollars

Charter school says it’s private, though it gets millions in tax dollars Teachers see an attempt to stop them from unionizing A Chicago charter school that has received more than $23 million in public money since opening in 2004 is arguing that it is a private institution, a move teachers say is designed to block them from forming a union. In papers filed with the National Labor Relations Board, attorneys for the Chicago Math and Science Academy on the city's North Side say the school should be exempt from an Illinois law that grants employees of all public schools the right to form unions for contract negotiations. Read the full Chicago Tribune article here
posted by Charlie on February 24, 2011
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Joe Moore Wins by a Huge Margin

Joe Moore Wins by a Huge Margin 100% of precincts are in and Ald. Moore has 72% of the vote and another term. Numbers stand as Joe Moore with 6857 to Brian White's 2665 votes.
posted by Charlie on February 22, 2011
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