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Brakes put on push for 70-mph Chicago area speed limits

To aid traffic flow Interstate 55 Illinois Department Transportati is looking widening interstate south three lanes. | John Patsch~Staff Photographer

To aid traffic flow on Interstate 55, the Illinois Department of Transportation is looking at widening the interstate to the south to three lanes. | John Patsch~Staff Photographer

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Updated: March 22, 2014 12:39AM



The chances of being able to legally drive 70 mph on Chicago-area expressways and tollways anytime soon hit a major speed bump Friday after a Senate panel rejected Republican U.S. Senate nominee Jim Oberweis’ push to allow higher speeds in the city and suburbs.

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