If you've ever taken a couple of minutes to look up a bill that's making its way through Illinois state government, you've probably discovered that reading all the language crammed into a bill takes some time to get done. Not this time, though.
The still shot of this accident is pretty bad, until you realize that this photo was captured from video---and both vehicles are still moving down the road at highway speeds while the driver of the car waves for help.
If you've thought that there has been a lot more speeding and reckless driving since the pandemic began last March, you're absolutely right. Illinois traffic deaths during this COVID-19 nightmare have been spiking.
In August of 2013, then-Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation that raised the speed limit on rural interstates to 70 mph, despite opposition from the Illinois Department of Transportation, state police and leading roadway safety organizations, who feared increased mayhem on the highways, especially between cars and trucks. Now, we're looking at raising those limits again.