An area lawmaker says any municipality in Illinois should be allowed to install cameras to catch speeders.  State Representative Jay Hoffman (D-Belleville) wants to change the current law that allows the cameras only in Chicago, where they're installed near schools and parks. 

The cameras automatically send tickets for up to 100-dollars to the owner of any car caught on camera exceeding the posted limit.  Critics say the cameras are merely a revenue-generator for local governments and do little to improve safety.

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