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How a school shutdown can impact a neighborhood

School closings are nothing new to Chicago.

But what we found is that the consequences of shutting-down a single school can echo through a neighborhood for months — even years, depending on what happens to the building once all the students are gone.

Lourdes Duarte has the story.

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3 Comments to “How a school shutdown can impact a neighborhood”

    John said:
    February 23, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    "Broken Window Theory". If the neighborhood will allow such vandalism and graffiti to persist, they are inviting bigger violations such as public drunkenness, loitering, drug-dealing, and shootings to happen. Unfixed broken windows and other neighborhood eyesores give an impression that the neighborhood doesn't give a damn that's why thugs take over and mess up the whole place.

    Mya said:
    February 24, 2013 at 4:31 AM

    Turn them into YWMCAs!

    test website said:
    March 17, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    How may be the new year going? I hope to read more fascinating posts like last year

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