Moving mannequin sign challenged in DeKalb
DeKALB – “Linda” the mannequin won’t be waving her sign outside Copy Service on Lincoln Highway while the business owner and city leaders discuss whether the moving sign is permitted under city ordinances.
Dave Baker, the city’s 6th Ward alderman and owner of Copy Service, believes his right to have a moving mannequin sign outside his business is protected by the First Amendment. But he has turned off the motor on the mannequin – dubbed Linda by some employees – that rotates the sign in the mannequin’s hands. The sign invites students to sell their books to the store at 1005 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb.
Section 3 of DeKalb’s signage code prohibits moving or rotating signs, which are defined as “any sign or other advertising structure which physically moves or rotates in
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