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If the full portfolio of school closings happens, 61 buildings will need a new purpose in life. DNAinfo wanted to know what reuse options CPS is pursuing to ensure the buildings don't stumble toward vandal-driven decay. A CPS official confesses the district is still in the process of unloading last year's closures, but "multiple conversations" have been had with communities to seek out useful repurposing. CPS will look to sell many buildings. That might go swimmingly in affected North Side nabes, but most closures are in areas where developers aren't exactly champing at the bit. Funny coincidence: CPS is planning 60 new charter operations in the next five years. [DNAinfo, photo: former Crispus Attucks Elementary, Nathan Goldbaum, CTU]