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New Illinois law makes speeding 26 mph over the limit a crime

March 28, 2014
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Illinois tollway drivers are finding out that state laws on speeding aren’t what they used to be. Drivers used to have to worry about misdemeanor charges only when speeding more than 30 MPH over the limit. But under a new law in 2014, a motorist can get a misdemeanor driving even slower than that. The […]

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I got a speeding ticket in Illinois. What is the fine, and will it suspend my driver’s license?

March 20, 2010
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Many people believe they can pay a speeding ticket and the matter is taken care of. However, a speeding ticket can result in driver’s license suspension. Under certain circumstances, a speeding ticket can cause a revoked license. In almost every case of a suspension or revocation, it sneaks up on the driver. For example, the […]

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What are the penalties in Illinois for speeding in a school zone?

March 3, 2010
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Speeding in a school zone is a petty offense under the Illinois Vehicle Code. A petty offense is punishable by a fine only. For most petty offenses, the maximum fine in traffic court is $1,000. A ticket for speeding in a school zone is a serious traffic offense because it can result in the Secretary […]

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