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Illinois lawmakers want funding for safer school routes

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Illinois lawmakers want funding for safer school routes

(KTRS) Several Illinois lawmakers are calling for more funding to ensure students have safe streets to walk to school. Howevever, the issue comes during the state’s drawn-out budget fight. The proposal seeks $5 million for the program, a combination of state and federal aid. But since Illinois has been operating without a budget since July, […]

Illinois lawmakers want funding for safer school routes

(KTRS) Several Illinois lawmakers are calling for more funding to ensure students have safe streets to walk to school.
Howevever, the issue comes during the state’s drawn-out budget fight.

The proposal seeks $5 million for the program, a combination of state and federal aid. But since Illinois has been operating without a budget since July, it’s unclear where they’d get the money. Were the bill to pass, the state would foot $2 million of the costs.

Supporters say about five Illinois children are hit by cars each day near schools.

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