- Associated Press - Saturday, October 15, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - The city of Chicago has finished a three-and-a-half-year campaign to build or renovate hundreds of playgrounds so every child can be within a 10-minute walk of a place to play.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the completion of the Chicago Plays! initiative Saturday. Workers built or rehabbed 327 playgrounds across the city.

Emanuel said in a news release that the effort “strengthened the fabric of communities.”

The project cost about $44 million.

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