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Illinois raises interstate speed limit; Wisconsin not expected to follow suit

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Shawn Johnson, Wisconsin Public Radio

Illinois raised its rural Interstate speed limit to 70 miles per hour on Wednesday, a move that Wisconsin isn't expected to adopt anytime soon.

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With Illinois raising its Interstate speed limit to 70 mph, Wisconsin will become an island of sorts: Neighboring Minnesota, Michigan and Iowa already have speed limits of 70 mph for cars on rural Interstates.

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