Jerry Costello http://wuis.org en Illinois Speed Limit Going To 70 MPH http://wuis.org/post/illinois-speed-limit-going-70-mph <p>Illinois' top speed limit will go up on many highways beginning in January.&nbsp; Governor Pat Quinn has signed a new law increasing the speed limit from 65 to 70 m.p.h.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>Quinn bucked the advice of his Department of Transportation, which opposed the legislation.<br>IDOT says a higher speed limit will raise average speeds leading to more crashes and fatalities. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:51:47 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 7528 at http://wuis.org Illinois Speed Limit Going To 70 MPH House Sends 70mph Bill To Governor http://wuis.org/post/house-sends-70mph-bill-governor <p>The Illinois House has voted to raise Illinois' top speed limit to 70 miles-per-hour.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Currently, cars and trucks are limited to 65 miles-an-hour on most Illinois highways.</span></p><p>Opponents warned that raising the speed limit would result in more accidents. But the bill's sponsor, Democratic Representative Jerry Costello, from Smithton, says more accidents happen because of vehicles traveling at <em>different</em> speeds — not because of <em>higher</em> speeds.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 3102 at http://wuis.org House Sends 70mph Bill To Governor