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Illinois Could Soon Increase Speed Limit to 70 MPH
Illinois Could Soon Increase Speed Limit to 70 MPH

Lawmakers are split on whether the speed limit on rural interstates should be increased to 70-miles an hour.  Some argue it’ll be safer for drivers and that it would even boost revenues for the state as people drive through on road trips.

But opponents say boosting the limit will lead to more crashes and road deaths.  Despite the opposition, the bill is headed to Governor Quinn.  He hasn’t said if he’ll sign it.