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Juan Rangel, CEO of the United Neighborhood Organization, announced he's stepping down from the board that oversees the community group and its charter school network, in the wake of a scandal that led the state to freeze $98 million in funds for a new high school. (Credit: CBS)

Juan Rangel Out As Boss Of UNO Charter Schools

Juan Rangel, longtime leader of the politically powerful United Neighborhood Organization, has stepped aside from his $250,000-a-year post as UNO’s chief executive.

12/06/2013

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Governor Again Suspends State Funds For Uno; Puts $15M On Hold

For the second time this year, Gov. Pat Quinn has suspended state funding to the scandal-scarred United Neighborhood Organization, the biggest charter-school operator in Illinois.

10/18/2013

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UNO Touts Study Showing Charter Students Outperform Peers

The United Neighborhood Organization was hailing a new study it claimed shows that UNO charter schools are doing a great job educating low-income students.

06/21/2013

Juan Rangel, CEO of the United Neighborhood Organization, announced he's stepping down from the board that oversees the community group and its charter school network, in the wake of a scandal that led the state to freeze $98 million in funds for a new high school. (Credit: CBS)

UNO CEO: Construction Of New Charter School Back On Track

The head of the United Neighborhood Organization says, now that Governor Quinn has released nearly 100-million-dollars in state funding, everything is back on track for the opening of UNO’s newest charter school, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

06/20/2013

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Quinn To OK Funding For New UNO School

State funding is flowing again for construction of the United Neighborhood Organization’s newest charter school. WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains.

06/08/2013

Juan Rangel, CEO of the United Neighborhood Organization, announced he's stepping down from the board that oversees the community group and its charter school network, in the wake of a scandal that led the state to freeze $98 million in funds for a new high school. (Credit: CBS)

UNO Chief Steps Down From Board Amid School Contract Scandal

The leader of the United Neighborhood Organization – the city’s largest charter school operator – said Tuesday the group is making big changes to resolve ethical problems, in hopes of winning back state funding for a new high school.

05/28/2013

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Quinn Stands By Decision To Defund State’s Largest Charter School Operator

Governor Quinn says UNO has built some impressive schools but if there are questions about how those schools were built he has to take action.

04/26/2013

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Chicago Charter School Teachers Push To Form Union

At most charters, teachers are non-union. Now, labor is making a push to unionize teachers at one of Chicago’s biggest charter networks, reports CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley.

04/22/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday touted the success of UNO charter schools. (CBS)

Emanuel Touts Charter Model As Way To Teach Students For More Days

Mayor Emanuel is using the charter schools run by the United Neighborhood Organization to show how the Chicago’s Public Schools could give children more time – an additional three weeks — in the classroom.

06/23/2011

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Latino Groups Map Out Political Power Play

Several Latino groups have mapped out their own proposal for increasing their power in the state legislature, as lawmakers prepare to redraw boundaries.

04/15/2011