There was a bill in Illinois that would have made lane splitting legal -- sadly, it was coupled to a helmet law -- the "helmets are dangerous" crew came out in force and it never made it out of committee . . . . ..
I was thinkin I'd LOVE to be able to legally split lanes here in teh Land O Lincoln, but I didn't think I'd do much of it the first year or so . . . .we got some fairly territorial drivers round here . . . .