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The speed limit could be increasing on certain roadways in Illinois. 25th District Republican State Senator Jim Oberweis introduced the two bills in late January.

Senate Bill 2564 would change the maximum speed limit outside of an urban district to 60 miles per hour instead of 55 miles per hour on specified highways, roads, and streets.

Senate Bill 2565 would change the maximum speed limit to 75 miles per hour from 70 miles per hour on any interstate highway outside of an urban area.

Both proposed bills have been sent to the Transportation Committee.