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    Illinois raises speed limit to 70n mph on rural interstates

    Drivers tooling through the Illinois countryside will be able to nudge the gas pedal a little harder next year after Gov. Pat Quinn overcame safety concerns and approved legislation Monday that will raise the speed limit on rural interstates to 70 mph.

    Dodging a possible veto showdown, Quinn signed the measure despite opposition from the Illinois Department of Transportation, state police and leading roadway safety organizations, who feared increased mayhem on the highways, especially between cars and trucks.
    Illinois speed limit to rise to 70 mph - Chicago Tribune

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    About time... We have 75mph here in ND
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    If it weren't for the CCW issue, I'd consider altering my WI-KS route. Over a long distance like that, 5mph can make a difference. Oh well, I guess I'm stuck with going through Dubuque.
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    Good. The easier to get through that god forsaken state
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