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School to get a gym of dreams

Dec 1, 2010 1:00:00 AM - chicagotribune.com
Next year, Rowe-Clark teams won't have to play in unsafe, makeshift places

In the early-morning darkness, the girls basketball team of the Rowe-Clark Math and Science Academy in Humboldt Park walks to a nearby YMCA to practice. Keeping close together, the players make their way past boarded-up buildings, crumbling sidewalks and a gantlet of drug pushers and users who tug on their coats, grab at their equipment and hurl abuse.