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A better way to get to school

On March 6, Gov. Blagojevich announced the Safe Routes to School program. The program is “designed to encourage walking and biking; promoting a healthier, more active lifestyle for children in grades K-8”.

The announcement came on the heels of a Chicago Tribune article by Jon Hilkevich highlighting the side effects of unsafe walking routes to school in the suburbs. Some suburban schoolchildren are being bused distances as short as a few blocks, due to a lack of safe pedestrian crossings at busy roads.

What options do children and parents have to ensure safe passage between home and school? Here are three that come to mind:

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Commuter News Roundup

Woman pays off 1976 parking ticket. The fine, which was $1 when the ticket was issued, increased to $5 after 72 hours, but didn’t compound itself after that. Hmm, I wonder what the current fine would be for each dollar in unpaid parking fines incurred in Chicago in 1976?

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