Chicago, Illinois Speed Traps
Lower Wacker is under construction and the speed limit is only 15mph. Cops stand outside of thier car with a radar gun.
Three or four traffic cars are hiding on 32nd waiting to take their turn at cars accelerating from the light at Damen mostly at rush hour
If you happen to get off on this exit use caution when headed north bound on damen ave. As you start to head down hill towards your right hand side there is a lumber company with a nice size parking lot to its north. And that is where the Chicago Police hide, while one to two vehicles wait for you to let the momentun of your down hill (start braking now!) desent get you,they got you! So if you see blue lights flashing up ahead slow down, we’re in a recession and municipalities need to generate revenue one way or another. And once you’ve passed that hurdle there are RED light enforcement cameras less tham 300ft on the intersection of Damen and Blue Island ave.
Camera’s all along the way. People are being stopped all the time. Go the posted limit (maybe 5 miles over and you are fine).
Chicago, Norridge, and Cook County cops sit on side streets all along Montrose, Cumberland, Lawrence, & East River, The speed limit is 35 on all of them. It is hard to maintain 35 mph when you are exiting from the kennedy onto cumberland, coming out of the forest preserve on Lawrence or East River, going around the long raceway like curve that connects Montrose with East River, Speeding up to make lights, ECT. 35 makes sense in a few areas, but 40 or even 45 mph limits could be considered safe. With budget deficits to fill, don’t expect much leeway. Norridge tickets you for anything more than 5 over the limit. Chicago and Cook County might give you up to 10 over, but don’t count on it.