Chicago Police patrol the neighborhood as children arrive at Gresham Elementary School on the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 26. 2013 in Chicago. Thousands of students will walk newly designated ... more 
Chicago Police patrol the neighborhood as children arrive at Gresham Elementary School on the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 26. 2013 in Chicago. Thousands of students will walk newly designated “Safe Passage” routes after CPS announced in May it would close about 50 schools and programs. Workers hired to help students get to and from school safely will be stationed along those routes, as well as police, firefighters and even public library security guards. (AP Photos/M. Spencer Green) less 
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Associated Press
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 12:16 PM EDT