Speed Cameras could be come a reality in Rockford and every town in the Stateline if one Illinois lawmaker gets his way.

Currently, under Illinois law, only cities with a population of over 1 million can install speed cameras. The proposed legislation would change that throughout the entire state of Illinois. The speed cameras would be placed in school zones, only.

Fines would range from $50 - $100 and the money raised in fines would be split between school district and local municipality.

IllinoisHomepage.net reports that approximately five children get hit by cars every day in school zones as they walk or bike to class.

Proponents argue that speed cameras in school zones  would encourage safer drivers, opponents are concerned that speed cameras are simply a cash grab and do not deter unsafe driving.

Do you think this is a good idea or bad idea?