Quinn Non-Committal On Bill To Raise Speed Limit

CHICAGO (CBS) — Governor Pat Quinn is being non-committal about the Senate-passed bill to raise the interstate highway and tollway speed limit in Illinois, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

The bill sponsored by Sugar Grove State Senator Jim Oberweis would hike the speed limit to 70 miles-per-hour. In most counties, it is now 65.

Business groups like it. Illinois transportation officials not so much and Governor Quinn sounds concerned.

“When it comes to our roads, it is all about safety,” said Quinn.

Still, the governor says he will wait and see.

“I am going to look at every issue dealing with our roads through that prism of saving lives and protecting the people, so we will see what the house says in that bill,” said Quinn.

In other words, the governor may not have to weigh in if the bill fails.

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