Bull Valley Residents Can Cheer: “We’re Number 1!”

At least in traffic tickets issued.

The Chicago Tribune front page article features Bull Valley's reputation for issuing traffic tickets to raise revenue.

The Chicago Tribune took a look at the number of traffic tickets issued by municipalities throughout the metropolitan area and discovered that tiny Bull Valley issued the most.

More than 400 per officer. 437, to be exact.

So, if a policeman worked 200 days, that would mean two a day.

There is a light at this intersection--Route 120 and Thompson Road. Be sure to use your turn signal when entering Route 120. There may be a Bull Valley Policeman nearby.

None are from red light cameras.  I think the only stop light in the village is at Route 120 and Thompson Road, which leads up to the west side of Wonder Lake.

I wrote about a ticket given at that location at the end of the summer.  It was for not using a turn signal to get on Route 120.

The Tribune reports Algonquin at 67 tickets per officer and Crystal Lake at 52.


Bull Valley Residents Can Cheer: “We’re Number 1!” — 5 Comments

  1. Well this proves my point for years.

    theie so called police officers are no more then revenue officers not really anything more.

    That may be why most real cops laugh when you talk to them about the part time depts .

    The towns would be better served by hiring real cops than this screw the public get money at all cost garbage.

    Great positive P.R. for mchenry.

    Way to go BVPD

  2. Hey…………..every village has to make a living don’tcha know.

  3. At least Gus will never have to worry about getting a ticket in Bull Valley.

    If any of the rest of us getting a speeding ticket there, a) we’re not as smart as we thought, and b) we get what we deserve.

    Avoid Bull Valley at ALL costs, and then the people who live there may have to start paying for their “Police Department” instead of the rest of us.

    I remember a time when the Police there were giving tickets to the garbage and septic service trucks.

    After a bit, the trucks refused to service Bull Valley, and the police stopped.

    There is a lesson there for all the other drivers.

    Besides the fact that I couldn’t afford to live there, I wouldn’t live there JUST because of the village’s reputation.

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