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August 22, 2014, 4:52 am
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Confusion About New Speed Limit Increase Law


It’s still not clear how the state’s new higher speed limit will affect its busiest interstates around Chicago and St. Louis.

 

Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill this week that will raise the speed limit to 70 miles an hour, starting January 1st.

 

But the governor says the new law won’t affect the congested highways around Chicago and St. Louis.

 

However, the bill’s sponsor, state Senator Jim Oberweis, says the bill raises the speed limit for all Illinois interstates.

 

It may require follow-up legislation to clear up the confusion.

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