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Four aldermen called for a moratorium on new charter schools during the 2014-15 school year so that the effects of pending school closures can be assessed. Meanwhile, the second in command at charter school operator UNO resigned after the Sun-Times found he had paid state grant money to businesses run by family members.

 
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