New Chicago charter school on hold due to FBI probe

Friday, July 11, 2014

A new charter school won’t open as planned next month in a South Side building owned by a politically connected pastor’s church because of a federal investigation involving charter operator Concept Schools, a consultant for the project said Thursday.

“The project is on hold,” Hermene Hartman said, citing the “legal difficulties.”

But in a statement, Concept officials they “are moving forward with our plan to open a new school and exploring which location at this point makes the most sense for the coming school year.”

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