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CPS Closings: Interactive Map with Affected Schools, Gang Lines

By Mark Konkol | May 21, 2013 6:30pm | Updated on May 22, 2013 8:57am
Closing schools. Crossing gang turf. A DNAinfo.com interactive map.
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DNAinfo.com Chicago

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.