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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.

08/20/2013

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Higher Speed Limit Might Cost State Ticket Revenue

If Indiana is any indicator, it might end up costing the state of Illinois much-needed revenue if the governor signs off on legislation to raise the speed limit on most Interstate highways and tollways to 70 mph.

07/09/2013

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IDOT Secretary Urges Lawmakers To Reject 70 MPH Highway Speed Limit

The state’s top transportation official would like to slow momentum for a move to increase the top speed limit in Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–05/14/2013

An IDOT message board displays the number of people killed in car crashes in Illinois in 2012. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Newsradio)

IDOT To Continue Displaying Traffic Fatality Figures On Highway Signs

There were 957 people killed on Illinois roads last year and, if you drive Illinois expressways and tollways, no doubt you’ve noticed the traffic fatality counts climbing since the summer on IDOT message boards.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2013

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Officials: Don’t Take Tollways Unless It’s An Emergency

As the Illinois Tollway battles the blizzard, officials are advising drivers to stay home Wednesday morning unless there is an emergency.

02/01/2011