Posted by vladimir_chicago on December 08, 2000 at 12:48:55:
Are you getting fined for your first “offense”? I would not think that anyone would fine you BEFORE warning you first. Furthermore, in my area, there are plenty of bandit signs (for losing weight, work from home, etc) nailed to phone poles, etc, which is an indication that noone is being punished or fined for posting their signs.
I would say that if there are bandit signs standing around for at least a week, it is safe to presume that nothing will happen to you if you place your sign in similar area.
I had my brother-in-law posting signs for me last week, and he posted one sign on the mall property of one of the prestigious neighborhoods (Oak Brook, IL) and I got a call from mall security officer that evening, telling me that mall was a private property and that I had to take down my sign. I apologized and politely asked him if he could take it down for me…He agreed and I told my brother-in-law to NEVER place any signs on property in Oak Brook.
Furthermore, I give out only my cellular phone number, which is of course not listed in the yellow pages, making it a little more difficult to find me.