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Up To Governor To Increase Illinois’ Speed Limit To 70

Posted by wlpo on May 23, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Legislation increasing the speed limit on interstate highways in Illinois to 70 mph is headed to Gov. Pat Quinn.

The House approved the bill 85-30 Wednesday. State Representative Frank Mautino voted to raise the speed limit, so did State Senator Sue Rezin.

The head of the Illinois Department of Transportation opposes the speed limit increase. But a spokeswoman says Quinn will review the bill.

Opponents say studies show increased speeds result in more crashes and deaths.

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