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House OKs Proposal To Require School Buses For Safe Passage Routes

CPS officials tried to block the proposal, saying it would cost the district more than $60 million a year.

03/28/2014

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McCarthy: Police Won’t Rest Until Girl’s Attacker Is Brought To Justice

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and other police and public officials tried to reassure a sometimes angry crowd of 200 Belmont-Cragin residents that detectives are doing all they can to find the rapist who left a 15-year-old girl for dead.

12/19/2013

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Enthusiastic Safe Passage Workers Brave Cold

While it may be too soon to grade the CPS school closings and consolidation with other neighborhood schools, one aspect of that plan seems to be working well.

12/11/2013

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Boy, 16, Shot In Woodlawn

A teenage boy was hurt in a shooting near a Chicago Public Schools Safe Passage Route in the Woodlawn neighborhood Monday afternoon.

12/02/2013

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Man Shot Along West Garfield Park Safe Passage Route

The 44-year-old was shot in both legs and suffered a graze wound to his abdomen about 2:50 p.m. in the 4300 block of West Van Buren Street.

11/22/2013

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Safe Passage Worker Hit Woman, Stole Benefits Card: Authorities

Lashia Brown, 22, has been charged with misdemeanor battery and felony ID theft.

09/19/2013

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School Hustles Kids, Staff Out Door After Recent Nearby Gun Violence

Dulles School of Excellence, 6311 S. Calumet Ave., has told staffers to clear the building and parking lot immediately after school is dismissed. Teachers were told to exit with their students and leave the school.

09/13/2013

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2 Investigators: Safe Passage Routes Lead Kids Past Sex Offender Shelters

Questions tonight about two Chicago Public School safe passage routes and whether children are being put in harm’s way. CBS 2′s Dave Savini investigates routes having children walk right by shelters with sex offenders.

09/10/2013

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Two Men Shot In Woodlawn

The two were standing on the sidewalk in the 6000 block of South Champlain Avenue about 10:40 p.m. when a black van drove by and opened fire on them.

09/09/2013

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Male Shot, Seriously Hurt Along Safe Passage Route

A person was seriously hurt in a shooting near an elementary school early Sunday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

09/08/2013

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One Week In, Safe Passage Workers Quit, Corners Not Covered

Just over a week into the new school year, CBS 2 has discovered some serious problems with the safe passage program: street corners that are uncovered and, in one case, massive turnover of safe passage workers.

09/03/2013

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McCarthy: First Week Of Safe Passage Success ‘Going To Continue’

Following a violent holiday weekend in Chicago, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy stressed that gun crime is still down, and sought to reassure parents of public school kids that Safe Passage routes will be secure when kids head back to school Tuesday morning.

09/03/2013

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3 Charged In Beating Death Of Man Found In Garbage Can

Two teenagers and an adult allegedly beat another man to death and left his body in a trash can, where it was discovered by Streets and Sanitation workers on a Chicago Public Schools Safe Passage route in Englewood.

08/29/2013

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Man Shot On West Side Near Safe Passage Route

The man was with friends in the 3700 block of West Ohio Street about 5:15 p.m. when they got into a “confrontation” with another group.

08/28/2013

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City Spares No Expense For Safe Passage Program

There are new details on the size and the cost of special forces detailed to safe passage routes to protect Chicago Public School students on their way to and from school.

08/27/2013

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McCarthy On Expanded Safe Passage Program: ‘This Is True Community Policing’

The city’s top cop said he’s pleased with how things have been going so far, as children head back to their first day of classes.

08/26/2013

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New School Year Brings Lots Of Changes For CPS Students

A new chapter begins for the Chicago Public Schools this morning, following major budget cuts and the closings of dozens of schools.

08/26/2013

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Man Shot Along ‘Safe Passage’ Route In North Lawndale

The North Lawndale neighborhood shooting happened about 11:35 p.m. in the 1400 block of South Tripp Avenue.

08/26/2013

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New Chapter For CPS Begins Monday With First Day Of School

A new chapter in Chicago Public School history begins Monday, as thousands of kids will begin classes at schools they’ve never attended. On Sunday, many of them celebrated. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley spent the day with families preparing for the first day of classes.

08/25/2013

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Emanuel Tells Safe Passage Trainees To ‘Throw Something At The Cameras’ At Rally

Mayor Emanuel, Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy addressed adult Safe Passage trainees at Chicago State University. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports that they delivered a message that sounded more like an old-fashioned political rally than a class visit.

08/21/2013

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