I am with Chicago Loop Alliance, which manages the State Street Special Service Area (SSA). It has recently come to our attention that From the Book of… has been placing barcode scanner stickers promoting their website on State Street. Chicago Municipal Ordinance 10-28-064 states that placing or maintaining a sign advertising or directing people to a business, regardless of where the business is conducted is not allowed, and those responsible for such advertising can be fined anywhere between $200 - $500. Our organization is tasked with finding such material and notifying the Department of Streets and Sanitation. As a courtesy, we have removed the stickers, but as a friendly warning, we strongly recommend that you discontinue posting any additional promotional materials on State Street to avoid being fined in the near future.
If you have any questions on what kind of promotion is allowed and where, please feel free to call our office and speak to the Associate Director, [INSERT NAME HERE].
[INSERT NAME HERE]
Heh heh… I’ll stop till the semester starts up…