Here’s the Illinois law more observed in the breach than the keeping:

10 ILCS 5/29-14.1 – the Campaign Sign Regulation Act.

  • Campaign signs shall be no larger than 2 x 3 feet
  • All signs shall be made of a biodegradable material
  • No more than one sign for each candidate for each public office
  • No signs on public property
  • Signs no closer than 20 feet from the property line

This means that almost every lawn sign displayed in Illinois is illegal and subject to a fine of $2 per day per sign! If you don’t like the law, get it repealed, but until then, obey it!

Dan Dobruse, Oak Park

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