Long Grove, Illinois Speed Traps
When you’re heading on IL-22 between Quentin and IL-83, you pass the driveway for Kemper. There is often a cruiser sitting perpendicular to IL-22. The speed limit is set very high at 50mph so be pretty careful. Since there are so many hills, it’s difficult for a radar detector to pick up the Ka-Band radar.
There is a Driveway on the West Side of IL 83 just north of the light for Gilmer Road. The driveway goes up a small hill where there are some Pole Barns, and the Police will sit up there running radar north bound traffic (Haven’t seen south bound pulled over yet). It was a big mystery for the longest time where they ran radar from, since there are very few driveway, side roads, etc… that would provide a good spot. Haven’t been pulled over yet, but witnessed enough people who have. I drive the road constantly.
What factor can explain why Long Grove blocked the Route 53 expressway expansion project, and instead chose to widen a two-lane, 55 mph state road to four lanes and lower the speed limit to 45? The answer is simple: revenue. Route 83 is a fairly straight, four lane divided highway with sparkling pavement that just begs you to take it at 70. It is in an area which appears relatively rural, with the few existing residences removed far off to the side. The traffic flow here regularly pushes 60+; the limit is set way low at 45. Every time I drive up this stretch of road, I see one or more drivers getting pulled over. There are numerous grassy spots for a trooper to park; at night, they sometimes sit on the raised median with their headlights off. With so many people attempting to make up time for all the gridlock encountered in Lake county, this road appears to be a good money maker.