CPS Closings: Interactive Map with Affected Schools, Gang Lines
CHICAGO — With the Chicago Board of Education voting to close 50 schools, one of the central issues facing parents and students is safety.
Some kids will be sent from a closing school in one gang's turf to a new school — in rival gang territory.
DNAinfo.com Chicago mapped the city's gang territories as well as the locations of the closing and "welcoming" schools to illustrate what's at stake. It shows a patchwork of gang factions around the city — and the elementary schools caught in the middle.