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Increased speed limit bill goes to Ill. governor

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Associated Press) -

Legislation increasing the speed limit on interstate highways in Illinois to 70 mph is headed to Gov. Pat Quinn.

The House approved the bill 85-30 Wednesday. The current maximum speed limit is 65 mph.

Sponsoring Rep. Jerry Costello II says the bill is good for business. The Smithton Democrat says it will allow companies to move their wares more quickly.

Gov. Pat Quinn's Transportation Department opposes the increase. But spokeswoman Brooke Anderson says Quinn will review the bill.

House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie says studies show increased speeds result in more crashes and deaths.

But a Jacksonville Republican Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer says motorists heading south avoid Illinois, meaning fewer stops for fuel and food.

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The bill is SB2356

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