Construction to stop at charter high school in Chicago

April 30, 2013
Campus is being built by the United Neighborhood Organization, whose school funding has been suspended by the state.

Workers are expected to halt construction on a state-funded charter high school facility being built on Chicago's Southwest Side for the state’s largest charter-school operator, the United Neighborhood Organization. The Chicago Sun-Times says the move comes five days after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn suspended funding to UNO following disclosure of deals that state officials say violated terms of a $98 million state grant. The general contractor on the high school, Wight & Co., informed UNO that construction would stop Tuesday afternoon. The company says UNO has fallen behind in its payments for work on the high school.

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