Brookfield, Illinois Speed Traps
Grand Boulevard near 31 Street
On grand from 31st to the circle. Because Grand is a diagonal street LaGrange Park and Brookfield cops can park on side streets and motorists can’t see them until it is too late. Sometimes they park on Grand itself behind another parked car. The speed limit seems to be artificially low, which makes it an easy place for cops to generate revenue.
31st Street near Prairie Avenue
As you are heading West on 31st just past Prarie Ave the cops will sit in side parking lots of businesses on the North side of 31st St.
31st Street near Salt Creek to Golfview Road
On 31st between the light at Golfview and Salt Creek, the cops are mostly in 3 places. The first is just west of the light at Golfview next to a concrete barrier on the northside of 31st where they can’t be seen from westbound traffic. Next is the Forest Preserve parking lot where its harder to spot for the eastbound traffic. The last is a grassy area along the zoo fence on the southside of 31st opposite of the Forest Preserve parking lot. They use any of these locations all the time.
31st Street near 1st Avenue
As you turn off 1st Avenue onto 31st street while passing the Brookfield Zoo. Between the Zoo and the British Home there are 2-3 small driveways on the North side of the street. There is almost always a police car with his lights completely off with radar on. This is a stretch of road that is dark and surrounded by forest preserves on one side and Zoo on the other. The Speed limit is 30mph.
East Avenue near Ogden Avenue
Between ogden avenue and 47th st, cops like to sit in the burke parking lot or the village of public works’ parking lot..i’ve gone past them going 5 over the limit, so they’re not too harsh, but i still wouldn’t risk it! they’re usually there anywhere from 10 pm to 2 am.