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Playground distribution, upkeep, and safety is not an even, equitable thing in Chicago. Poorer children of color have, on average, the longest trek to a playground, the most deterioration of infrastructure, the least frequent modernizations, and the most measurable equipment hazards. WBEZ probes these issues, offering plausible explanations where available, such as a lack of open space or even developable vacant lots in some majority-Latino nabes, and uneven funding and community organization across the city. In other cases, there's no satisfactory excuse. Read on! [WBEZ]