Work zone speeders to face higher fines in Illinois

| 9/23/2003

Illinois’ governor is proposing increased fines for speeding in work zones, The Chicago Tribune reported Sept. 22.

Under Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s plan, fines would go up from $200 to $500. Reckless driving penalties would go from $250 to $500. Repeat offenders would be fined $1,000.

The proposal was spurred in part by the recent deaths of two Illinois road construction workers in separate incidents, the newspaper reported.