Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bad Signs

best miniature golf in the worldAccording to their eponymous website ...
Starting Spring 2012, the Bettendorf Castle will be hosting private group tours. We invite you to take a tour of the exterior of the beautiful, historic Castle grounds.
The Bettendorf Castle
The castle is easy to find: just look for the Dan Duffy yardsigns. Your LakeCountyEye has learned that there are no less than four Duffy for Senate yardsigns waiting to greet visitors at the Bettendorf Castle.

While those signs may earn Duffy some votes out of the next tourbus from Racine, they may have the opposite effect on voters from the neighborhood. According to the Daily Herald ...
To the dismay of its neighbors, public tours of Bettendorf Castle in Fox River Grove could resume soon after a ruling by a McHenry County judge on Wednesday morning. Fox River Grove officials had argued the village code does not allow bus tours in residential areas, and the matter ended up in court after castle owner Michael Strohl was issued a zoning ordinance violation notice in August.
Judge OKs tours of Bettendorf Castle
There is an art to placing a yardsign. A yardsign in a Lake County roundabout, for instance, will get your campaign scores of repeat views from confused motorists as they drive in circles. But just about anyone who knows which end goes into the ground can plant a yardsign where it will get seen. The art is in placing that sign where it doesn't goad others into voting for your opponent.

To get you started, your LakeCountyEye has identified ten toxic locations to avoid:

Ten Places in Lake County Where Not to Put a Yardsign
  1. Land & Lakes Landfill
  2. In Front of a Red Light Camera
  3. Blarney Island
  4. At a SWALCO Collection Event
  5. Along the Route 53 Extension
  6. Blocking an Awesome Outdoor Display of a Homeowner Against Lighting Ordinances
  7. On the Mundelein Free-Range Chicken Ranch
  8. The DiMucci Property
  9. In Front of an Ed Sullivan Yardsign
  10. Gracing the Frontlawn of a Lake County Sheriff Foreclosure Eviction

Look for your LakeCountyEye -- where else? -- stealing your yardsign.

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