Colona, Illinois Speed Traps
1 car with chase car
There is an industrial building on the south side of RT 6 with a bunch of combines sitting outside. Colona PD, Henry County Sheriff, even Illinois State Troopers have setup shop there.
As you cross the Rock River coming out of Colona on Rt 84 County Sheriff Deputies like to sit in the entrance to the frontage road off to the right, just the other side of the bridge. They park way back in the turn around so you don’t see them until it’s too late. They also sometimes park in the meidian between the lanes going both directions on Rt 84 on that same side of the bridge.
This speed trap is on the sharp s-curve of Cleveland Road going East up to Wolf Road, where the speed limit has been lowered from 55 MPH to 50 MPH. This section spans from the Grace United Methodist Church on Dayton Corner, up the hill to the turnoff for Cleveland, Illinois across from the new Emergency Services building.
During the evening commute and during the weekends, Sheriff’s Deputies (in marked and unmarked patrol cars) are known to sit in the Emergency Services (MedForce) parking lot, clocking drivers heading Eastbound out of the speed zone.
Drivers familiar with the area are used to accelerating past the Blackhawk State Bank ATM and up the hill to Wolf Road, but with the new lower speed limit, this isn’t possible.
Make sure you keep your speed well below 55 MPH as you crest the Hill to avoid unwanted attention from the Sheriff’s Department on your commute home.
The Colona Police Department Has Spent Countless Hours Employing Off-Duty Police Officers To Sit In Regular Civilian Vehicles With Portable Radar Guns To Sit In Various Places Throughout The City, The Main Place They Sit Is In The Parking Lot Of The Church Next To The Police Station, They Radio Back And Forth To Officers Who Are Already Patrolling The Area. Do Not Speed In Colona The Police Are Very Tricky About Catching Speeders.