Quinn to decide on rural highway speed limit today
Governor Quinn has until today to sign a bill upping the speed limit on some rural Illinois highways.
Legislators sent a bill to Quinn back in May, raising the limit to 70 miles per hour.
34 other states, including most of Illinois’ neighbors already have 70 mile an hour limits.
Proponents say the increase will help the trucking industry.
Opponents warn it would lead to an increase in fatalities.
State police and Illinois transportation secretary, Ann Schneider, are against the measure.
Quinn hasn’t indicated which way he’ll go.