Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=221747
Story Retrieval Date: 9/21/2014 3:06:45 AM CST
Lisa Carter/ MEDILL
Chicago is known as a city of neighborhoods, but it may also be considered a city of blocks. Nathaniel Pope Elementary School students in North Lawndale would have to cross blocks in two major gang territories and a major highway to their new school less than a mile away.