CHICAGO - According to Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the state of Illinois is adding $10 million to the Chicago Public Schools’ Safe Passage anti-violence program.
The additional tax dollars, announced Thursday as the election heat up, will add 27 schools and new routes for 93 schools that currently have adult monitors along designated routes to school. The new funds come on top of the $1 million in additional dollars allocated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel last month to include 13 more schools in the anti-violence program.
That means altogether 40 schools will be added this school year to the list of those getting manned Safe Passage routes.