Somonauk, Illinois Speed Traps
Going south on Hoxey Rd (Gage St/Co 2) out of Somonauk the speed is 25 mph and is enforced vigorously. Police hide in the local park as well as along side the phone company switching building. There is a tendency to go faster in this section as the speed limit increases soon after the town.
Going north INTO Somonauk the same speed trap exists. Speed limits rapidly drop from 55 to 45 to 35 to 25. It’s at the 25 mph speed area that the tickets are issued. Recommend slowing down alongside Lake Holiday and observing speed limits.
Coming from the West on Route 34 into Somonauk. As you pass the school the speed drops considerably and the law is waiting for you a block ahead on the right. Coasting to the posted speed rarely works and the cops seem to enforce based on moods or maybe quotas, it’s hard to say.
Be warned and use your brakes when the speed drops or you may have to pay the piper.
The police regularly sit at or near the park catching people coming in to town from the south. Also, do not attempt "rolling stops" through any stop signs in town, and avoid driving near the school during school hours.