Monday, February 16, 2009

Baby Steps in the Right Direction for Our Uber-Corrupt State

I've written previously on this here weblog that the ubiquitous appearance of names of elected office bigwigs on publicly financed signage is something I took notice of when I first moved to Chicago in 1996.

One hopes those days are numbered:

Now that Rod Blagojevich's name has been removed from Illinois Tollway signs, some state lawmakers want to make it harder for other sign-happy politicians to plaster their monikers everywhere.

An Illinois House committee has voted 17-0 to bar statewide officials from slapping their names on signs and billboards paid for with state money.

Read the whole thing.

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