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Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014

* From the Senate Republicans

Here’s a photo of the first 70mph speed limit sign going up this week in Illinois Department of Transportation District 6, which covers west-central Illinois from Springfield to Quincy. Photo courtesy of the Illinois Dept. of Transportation.

The pic

- Posted by Rich Miller        


45 Comments
  1. - PoolGuy - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 12:36 pm:

    awesome sign, but do that use that same contraption to change light bulbs too?


  2. - an innocent observer - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 12:38 pm:

    Going nowhere, 5 mph faster.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 12:38 pm:

    “Willy better not be taking pictures going 70!”

    Sen. Oberweis, watching the signs being changed, quipped, “Now my wife can get back to her residence in Florida 35 minutes quicker during her ‘winterings’ and for voting”


  4. - atbat - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 12:40 pm:

    “Still not fast enough”


  5. - Empty Suit - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 12:48 pm:

    “I hear we get free ice cream when we’re done!”


  6. - So. ILL - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 12:51 pm:

    Is that the new speed limit or fully vested retirement age?


  7. - RNUG - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 12:55 pm:

    Back to the early 1970’s …


  8. - muon - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 12:55 pm:

    … and you’re probably still over the limit as you read this.


  9. - John A. Logan - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 12:57 pm:

    Now that I have to talk hands free, I can drive faster. I guess its a fair trade.


  10. - Roamin' Numeral - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 12:58 pm:

    “For my next commercial, I need one of those hardhats to go with my Carhartt.”


  11. - Sunshine - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 12:58 pm:

    A gift for those leaving Illinois….or passing through Illinois.


  12. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 1:02 pm:

    “Raise the speed limit, lower the minimum wage.
    Bruce Rauner. Shake up Springfield. Bring back Illinois”
    #HammerAndFlake


  13. - ToddAF - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 1:05 pm:

    Road crews install signs indicating the average Illinois driver will now be going only 10 mph over the limit (until next week, when they’ll just start going even faster).


  14. - PoolGuy - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 1:15 pm:

    how many IDOT workers does it take to change a speed sign? at least 3, unless there is a driver behind the wheel, making it 4. (jest only no offense you wonderful IDOT workers)


  15. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 1:21 pm:

    Bruce Rauner: “If elected, I will roll back the speed limit to 65!”


  16. - hmmmm - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 1:30 pm:

    IDOT worker: “At least these are easier to change than all those Blagojevich signs.”


  17. - Are Ya Kiddin Me? - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 1:32 pm:

    Gentlemen, Start Your Engines…..


  18. - LGHB - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 1:37 pm:

    Now you can leave Illinois 5 mph faster.


  19. - Ghost - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 1:40 pm:

    Rauner waits for a Minnesota film crew to change a speed limit sign to match Illinois new limit before posing for the photo: Rauner was overheard declaring no more mismatched backgrounds for me,


  20. - Limit - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 1:41 pm:

    Jim Oberweis pledges that if nominated, he will hold Dick Durbin’s winning percentage under the new speed limit.


  21. - train111 - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 1:51 pm:

    Faster!! Faster!!! The ice cream is melting!!


  22. - Dirty Red - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 1:51 pm:

    Sorry, boys. My flux capacitor doesn’t kick in until around 90 or so.


  23. - Living in Machiaville - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 1:54 pm:

    the long arm of the law reaching new limits?


  24. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 1:58 pm:

    This ought to slow ‘em down.


  25. - Dan - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 1:59 pm:

    Catch me if you can.


  26. - Arizona Bob - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 2:00 pm:

    Wait’ll the drivers find out we bought the signs from Madigan’s relatives in Ireland and it means anyone going over 70 KILOMETERS per hour will be ticketed by our new “red light” cameras!


  27. - Downstate GOP voter - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 2:01 pm:

    Up goes the death rate on Illinois highways.


  28. - Dirty Red - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 2:07 pm:

    “Oh man, I’m making excellent time! If only I had some place to be.”


  29. - Norseman - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 2:18 pm:

    Wishful thinking!


  30. - other guy - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 2:21 pm:

    This means jobs can leave Illinois at 70mph because the minumum wage is TOO DAMN HIGH…


  31. - Anon. - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 2:35 pm:

    ==“Willy better not be taking pictures going 70!”==

    Especially when you’re half-way off the shoulder, with snow on the ground!


  32. - Postman - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 2:48 pm:

    Great, now I can take the new Mustang GT out for some real fun!! Top speed 150 mph!! Yes.


  33. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 2:49 pm:

    Remember, like the pirate code of honor, it’s more like a guideline that an actual code. Arrr.


  34. - Allen Skillicorn - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 2:57 pm:

    Took ya long enough!


  35. - anonymouse - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 3:02 pm:

    dd: We don’t need no stinkin’ code, just pedal to da medal!(lol)


  36. - Kerfuffle - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 3:03 pm:

    I’m old enough to remember years ago (Carter admin) that speed limits were reduced at the behest of the feds to reduce the consumption of gas during the energy crisis. Lo and behold subsequent studies proved that lower speed limits also saved lives. Guess those things aren’t as important any more.


  37. - zatoichi - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 3:46 pm:

    Picture leaves out the 30 foot crash preventing bumper truck that parks facing oncoming traffic; the two additional pickups; and 5 people watching the signs going up.

    That ‘O’ does make a nice target.


  38. - Stuff happens - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 3:57 pm:

    So. ILL, for me you nailed it. :D


  39. - Louis G. Atsaves - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 4:20 pm:

    Rube Goldberg designs changing speed limit signs in Illinois.!


  40. - Jimmy - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 5:05 pm:

    I can’t drive 65!


  41. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 6:23 pm:

    =Rube Goldberg designs changing speed limit signs in Illinois.!=

    Do you mean that the “new” signs now have moving parts that identify what the limit is? Now THAT would be quite surprising and interesting. lol


  42. - railrat - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 6:44 pm:

    notice the first signs are posted on the boarders to Wisconsin Iowa Missouri Kentucky and Indiana !!!


  43. - Carl from Chicago - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 7:30 pm:

    “Speed Limit 70 - Rod R. Blagojevich, Governor”


  44. - Sandy Champion - Wednesday, Jan 15, 14 @ 11:10 pm:

    “Well, that kills the I can’t drive 65 song…”


  45. - Quizzical - Thursday, Jan 16, 14 @ 12:16 am:

    Plugging along at 65 mph in his campaign director’s Tahoe was fine. But the siren song of driving a fine automobile at the heady speed of 70 mph was too much for Baron von Carhartt.

    When the Baron drove up to the Rotary Club pancake breakfast in the Ferrari Testa Rossa, with a Hermes scarf, flask of gin, and Gucci driving loafers, the political consultant decided to start circulating his CV.


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