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Felony Franks, 229 S. Western Ave. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Victory declared in federal court today by the owner of Felony Franks – the West Side hot dog stand whose name doesn’t sit well with some aldermen.

Felony Franks – home of the misdemeanor wiener – may get to put up a sign after all.

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The lawyer who represents owner Jim Andrews says aldermen who had opposed the sign over the public way have now agreed not to oppose it.

And Andrews says that means there’s a 99 percent chance he’ll get to put up his sign after all.

“I think today was a big victory and I hope by the 8th of next month we have another victory and we’re able to put up our sign,” Andrews said.

The city council still has to take action and approve the sign – but Andrews and his attorney predict smooth sailing.

In fact, Andrews says he’s going to go ahead and order the sign now.

The main opponent of the name Felony Franks is Second Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti, where the hot dog stand is located. Newsradio 780 has asked Fioretti for comment.

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