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Speed Limit

Valpo police will greet students, staff when school begins Wednesday

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso students returning to school on Wednesday will be greeted by Valparaiso police officers.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Speed limit is upper limit, not required speed

Traffic jams? Really!

March 14, 2014 12:00 am

Driving too slowly creates traffic jams each day

I am confused. I take U.S. 6 several times a week to commute to Valparaiso. Several times a week, I encounter drivers who average 40 mph or less between Ind. 149 and Ind. 49, although the posted speed limit is 55 mph.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am

Weather delays switch to 70 mph signs in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD | Motorists hoping to travel faster on most Illinois interstates may have to wait a little longer because of the recent winter storm.

January 11, 2014 12:00 am

Higher speed limit to be in place by mid-January

SPRINGFIELD | Barring a significant winter weather event, motorists on rural Illinois interstates should be able to legally drive at 70 miles per hour by no later than mid-January.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart man pushes for speed control in neighborhood

HOBART | A Barrington Ridge subdivision resident pleaded with the Hobart Board of Works to allow signs to be placed in his neighborhood to slow speeding motorists.

September 08, 2013 7:15 pm

Quinn signs 70 mph speed limit for rural highways

CHICAGO | Illinois drivers will soon be able to drive 70 mph on rural interstates under a bill signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn.

August 19, 2013 2:54 pm

Quinn mum on prospects of 70 mph speed limit

SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t saying if he’s going to sign off on a plan that would allow Illinoisans to legally cruise along rural interstate highways at 70 miles per hour.

August 09, 2013 12:15 pm

Hang up phone if you can't talk, drive at same time

We hear all too often how speeding drivers cause vehicle accidents, but drivers not doing the speed limit can be just as dangerous, if not more dangerous.

September 12, 2012 12:00 am

What's the speed limit? No signs means 30 mph

VALPARAISO | A request to lower the speed limit on Lincolnway to 25 mph through the downtown led to a discussion at Tuesday's meeting of the city's Traffic and Safety Committee of whether the speed limit on all unposted roads should be 25.

August 14, 2012 3:50 pm

Low speed limits helped fill state, local coffers

In their infinite wisdom, the folks at the Indiana Department of Transportation have finally raised the speed limit on I-65. The same was done a short time ago on an isolated stretch of the Indiana Toll Road.

June 05, 2011 12:00 am

Panel favors lower speed limit on Monroe Street

VALPARAISO | To try to keep vehicles from ending up in her parents' yard and injuring them or her 16-month-old child, Kristy Sanchez asked for a stop sign on Monroe Street at Greenwich Street.

April 12, 2011 2:46 pm

Smile for your ticket

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana motorists driving even 1 mph over the speed limit in a school or construction zone could have their picture taken and receive a $300 ticket in the mail under legislation co-sponsored by a Northwest Indiana representative.

January 24, 2011 12:00 am

Lead foot may lead to felony in Illinois

CHICAGO | Beginning Saturday, motorists prone to a lead foot will feel a tighter grip from the long arm of the law.

December 28, 2010 12:00 am
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