The press release has been removed from the DOT webpage (presumably because it makes them look bad), and is only available from web archives.
Troopers assigned to work zone details will take a zero tolerance approach when issuing citations to speed limit violators. The message is clear -- Slow down; we're serious about workzone safety."
There ya go Michael Link, this is where the "Myth" came from, an unprofessional, IDOT press release. Zero tolerance to almost everyone in the world means, 1 mile over the limit, because a limit is defined as a maximum. That's not really important anymore, as Michael Link attempts to soothe and calm the people with this statement:
There is, in fact, a specific number of miles over the posted construction-zone speed limit that will trigger a ticket, but "I can assure you it's not just 1 mile over the speed limit," says Trooper Michael Link
Keep in mind that the Illinois State Police are still enforcing construction zone limits, when there are no workers that will be in those construction zones.
Work has ground to a halt on most Lake County road projects as a major construction strike entered its second week.
The fact that Michael Link admits to currently enforcing construction zone fines is an admission of corruption within the department as a whole, and a conspiracy of corruption with the State.
I know the state of Illinois displays corruption at a level far beyond this... but they ADMITTED to this one, so they are attempting to extort money from the people, and they are blatant about it.