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Readers React to Rosebud Sign

After Patch let its readers know what the Village was doing about Rosebud's 4 x 8 sign advertising catering and party trays, 34 readers let everyone know their thoughts. If you haven't weighed in yet, now is your chance.

The 4 x 8 foot sign in front of advertising its catering and party trays can stay until Thursday, but Patch readers wasted no time letting people know what they thought.

After Patch published its story Wednesday in response to in the Village, 34 people let us know their thoughts on the sign.

Before the readers began to comment, Village Trustee William Seiden had already asked Deerfield staff to look at the issue and Code Enforcement Supervisor Clint Case said there will be more scrutiny.

“Way to go, Bill,” reader Linda Lou wrote complimenting Seiden for his vigilance.

Another reader, Jane Stein, was very direct in her comments about the sign. “The Rosebud sign is hideous. I feel as if someone is screaming at me when I drive by.

Reader William Krudop takes a more practical approach. He wants people who do not like the sign to vote with their feet.

“I guess folks who don't approve of the sign could just not patronize them until it comes down” Krudop writes. “Convince enough other folks and the sign might not return. Sign goes up, business goes down. Sign comes down, business goes up.”

Jana Rose defends the sign thinking it could help Rosebud through a slow economy made slower by road construction in the area.

“While business continue to close due to the economy and continued massive road construction (i.e. Woodfire), we have a business trying desperately to get the word out that they do something you maybe wouldn't have thought of them for,” Rose writes, ‘To have it out long enough to figure most area residents have seen it seems harmless and reasonable to me.”

Amy Parker was very direct in her opinion. “I think the sign is ugly, too big, and obnoxiously placed,” she writes. “Lots of non-ugly, smaller, and less-obnoxious ways to advertise services!!! Yuck.”

Feel free to add your thoughts to the debate.

Susan April 14, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Maybe our village leadership should spend less time worrying about a silly sign, and should instead look at ways to lure quality stores and restaurants to our area. Best Buy's closing will hurt us, but is not unexpected given the recent reports on the popularity of internet sites. But the village board should be on top of this and be looking at ways to replace tenants and advertising revenue. The sign issue is a one phone call effort..not something any elected officials should be spending time on.
barry April 14, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Susan....our elected officials are our ambassadors that represent our interests. That's the way it works. Its part of the job description .
Susan April 14, 2012 at 11:14 PM
I hope they are in tune with our interests and not simply focussed on small town minutia. Our "ambassadors"" should be planning, and always trying to lure businesses that will help Deerfield improve and prosper.
Amy April 15, 2012 at 11:25 AM
We need to do something with deerbrook mall. Nothing in that mall draws people into deerfield. Id rather drive to Vernon hills to shop at their best buy because there are so many stores in Vernon hills, and there is a big mall, and a movie theater.
carl coulson April 15, 2012 at 12:13 PM
And in a different article concern about why business is leaving and closing down in Deerfield. Take a look in the mirror when you put the next restriction, pass the next ordinance, hike the next tax.

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