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Speeders, beware: Illinois fines go up today

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By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Speeders in Illinois are now going to learn a fast lesson: getting caught could be costly.

Starting today, September 15, fines for speeding tickets will increase, raising additional revenue for Illinois State Police and local governments.

The standard fine for speeding up to 20 mph over the limit in Illinois will increase to $120 from $75. Those who go 20 to 29 mph over the speed limit will see their fine increase from $95 to $140.

And drivers zipping along more than 30 mph over the posted speed limit will pay $160, a $55 increase.

Most fines on traffic violations haven't increased in Illinois since 1992.

Illinois also is increasing fines on other traffic-related violations, including not wearing seat belts.

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