Two different speed limit proposals defeated in Illinois


Two different bills that would either eliminate or decrease speed limit differentials on Illinois’ rural interstate highways both were defeated last week in committee on identical votes of 5-6.

HB 4263, sponsored by Rep. David Reis (R-Olney), would have raised the truck speed limit on Illinois’ rural interstate highways from 55 to 60 miles per hour. While the bill still would have given Illinois a split speed limit, the differential would have been reduced from 10 to 5 mph between cars and trucks.

HB 4561, sponsored by Rep. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy), would have fully eliminated the split speed limit for cars and trucks outside of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.