(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.