Magic 8 Ball, Uno, Pinball Inducted Into Toy Hall Of FameCoin-operated pinball machines have been around for decades, but the game is in the midst of a revival. The International Flipper Pinball Association says there were 500 players in 50 competitions worldwide in 2006. In 2017, more than 55,000 players competed in 4,500 competitions.
Juan Rangel Out As Boss Of UNO Charter SchoolsJuan 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.
Governor Again Suspends State Funds For Uno; Puts $15M On HoldFor 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.
UNO Touts Study Showing Charter Students Outperform PeersThe United Neighborhood Organization was hailing a new study it claimed shows that UNO charter schools are doing a great job educating low-income students.
UNO CEO: Construction Of New Charter School Back On TrackThe 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.
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.
UNO Chief Steps Down From Board Amid School Contract ScandalThe 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.
Quinn Stands By Decision To Defund State's Largest Charter School OperatorGovernor Quinn says UNO has built some impressive schools but if there are questions about how those schools were built he has to take action.
Chicago Charter School Teachers Push To Form UnionAt 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.
Emanuel Touts Charter Model As Way To Teach Students For More DaysMayor 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.
Latino Groups Map Out Political Power PlaySeveral Latino groups have mapped out their own proposal for increasing their power in the state legislature, as lawmakers prepare to redraw boundaries.