School starts in Chicago with more guards lining routes children walk in crime-ridden areas
from The Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report
Chicago children returned to school walking past even more guards than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day. Thanks to an infusion of $1 million from the city, another 100 "Safe Passage" workers were lining routes that students walk through crime-ridden neighborhoods to get to school. And after Gov. Pat Quinn pledged $10 million, officials said another 600 of the workers would be hired and on the streets over the next several weeks.
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