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CICERO, Ill. --Illinoisans concerned about bus safety following the fatal crash in Tennessee may not find any relief from Springfield.

Il. Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Cicero) heads the Senate Transportation Committee.

He tells WGN-TV news that lawmakers haven't passed mandatory seat belt use on buses because of concerns it would cost too much and reduce bus capacity.

The head of the National Safety Council is calling for tighter standards to get children to buckle up on buses.