File photo from 2010 of middle school students at one of UNO Charter School Network's Archer Heights campuses.

Take 5: Charter news, Laquan’s schools, TIF surplus

Three charter operators, including the UNO Network of Charter Schools and Intrinsic Schools, have expressed interest in applying for federal expansion money, and public hearings have been set for three charter schools appealing the CPS School Board’s decision to close them this year.