State funding suspended for construction of UNO charter high school in Chicago

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has suspended state funding for the United Neighborhood Organization, the largest charter school operator in Illinois, amid questions on where the money is going.

UNO was accused of awarding construction contracts to insiders- including those with familial ties to the organization.

On Tuesday, UNO officials announced a big management shakeup, which they hope will earn the continuation of funds needed to build a charter high school on Chicago's Southwest Side.

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