Chicago, Illinois Speed Traps
The cops like to hide at the corner between 30th ST and Hasted. That location is a park and there are trees that help to hide them. If you happen to be in that area at night, be alerted.
Cops like to hide in the alleys so incoming traffics are almost impossible to spot them.
Watch out for CPD traffic units sitting at either of the above. The way to distinguish them is by looking at the light bar (Federal Signal Vision versus Whelen Edge or Federal Jet Strobe) and the beat card placed on the light bar (Usually begins with a 32 (Chicago only has 25 districts)). The key points on Lake Shore Drive are near Sheridan Road, Near Fullerton, near Soldier Field/Museum Campus, near McCormick Place, and Near the Field Museum of Science and Industry. The speed limit on Lake Shore Drive is 45 mph (some spots 40, and 35 around Soldier Field). These cops will sit around 63rd, 53rd, 47th, in the median between 47th and 23rd, on the side around Soldier Field, around Lake Point Tower and the Gold Coast, and in different locations between Fullerton and Sheridan.
As of August 2001 Illinois state troopers are targeting and stopping out-of-state cars. This happens even though the out-of-state car is traveling in a pack with and at the same speed as local (Illinois) drivers.
Mornings, beware of the Chicago trooper focusing on merging traffic. Also, be sure NOT to make an illegal right turn on red onto the Drive, another revenue generator for the city.