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North Lawndale: In a struggling community, signs of progress on horizon

Schools do not operate in a vacuum, so it’s no surprise that those in North Lawndale are struggling. The neighborhood is struggling as well. Median family income is a paltry $20,253. Crime is prevalent; in 2002, the community racked up 35 violent crimes and 56 non-violent crimes per square mile, one of the highest rates in the city.