National News

Aug 26, 2013 9:12 AM

Workers Keep Watch Over New Chicago School Year

CHICAGO - Busy unfamiliar streets are being made a bit friendlier on the first day of school in Chicago thanks to hundreds of Safe Passage workers in bright neon vests.

It's the most visible sign of what's at stake for the nation's third-largest school district after a number of schools were closed. The closures mean some students have to cross gang boundaries to get to their new schools.

Fifty-seven-year-old Rochelle Nicholson is one of the guards helping children in the Gresham neighborhood get to class on Monday. She says the presence of the Safe Passage workers will be reassuring for students.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to join students on their walk to O'Toole Elementary on the city's South Side.


Top Videos

1 2 3 4

Submit News

Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.

Most Popular

KRISTV.COM is Social!

Click the icons above to receive News, Weather, and Sports alerts from KRISTV.COM!


Contact Us
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Photo Central
Look at photos and videos and share them!
KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get on your mobile or PDA!
KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
Texas Lottery
See the latest winning numbers!
6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more