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Does 70 MPH Highway Speed Limit Apply To Chicago Area? Maybe, Maybe Not

Illinois raised the state’s highway speed limit 70 mph on Monday, but don’t go flooring it just yet until the politicians who put this new law on the books figure out whether higher speeds were really meant for urban highways, or just rural interstates.


A Greater Chicago Food Depository truck is loaded. (CBS)

New State Law Allows Trucks To Go Same Speed As Cars Everywhere

As of Jan. 1, large trucks will be allowed to go the same speed as all other vehicles in all parts of the state – not just some parts.

WBBM Newsradio–12/29/2011

Lake Shore Drive

Officials Reopen Some Suburban Interstates

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency reopened portions of several interstates Wednesday after heavy snow and stranded vehicles hampered snow-clearing efforts and forced road closures.