Update: Governor Quinn signed the bill allowing the speed limit in Illinois to rise to 70. Huzzah!
Governor Quinn is supposed to make a decision today on whether or not to raise the state's interstate speed limit to 70 mph from the current 65. Frankly, I'm all for it, Missouri is 70 as is Indiana. Driving through the long stretches of rural highway, it makes no real sense to have to go 65.
However the state police are opposed to raising the limit and even want to more strictly enforce the 65 mph speed limit.
Come on. They're already all over the highways enforcing that speed, it's a money maker that's all it is.