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Zoning Committee Places Moratorium On Small Digital Signs

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Chicago aldermen have stopped for a while the proliferation of digital billboards throughout the City.

Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) proposed the nine-month moratorium on digital billboards less than 100 square feet.

“When they go up, a lot of our community people get very upset about that and they come to us and we’re in a position where we don’t have a handle on it,” said Burnett.

Alderman currently do not have the power to control placement of digital billboards under 100 square feet.

The Zoning Rommittee recommended the City Council stop any new digital signs until compromise has been reached between digital interests and neighbors who want to sleep.

This will not slow or stop the 34 giant digital displays planned for Chicago expressways.

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