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Ill. governor signs speed limit increase

Aug 20, 2013 -- 11:49am

Southern Illinoisian

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Ignoring concerns voiced by members of his own administration, Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Monday raising the rural interstate speed limit to 70 mph.

The move came despite lobbying by his top transportation agency and the Illinois State Police to keep the top limit at 65 mph.

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