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Don't Get Fined for A Flyer - The ISBA Maps Out the Law

Question:  Can I legally put flyers about our organization’s fundraiser in public places and also in my neighbors’ mailboxes? Answer:  Handbills and advertising flyers cannot be posted just anywhere. Many cities and towns prohibit the posting of flyers in specific locations, and those who disobey may be subject to a fine. Advertising flyers without proper postage may not be placed inside mailboxes. Mailboxes are considered federal property, designed to be used only by the postal carrier and the resident of the property.  For more information about Illinois law, visit www.illinoislawyerfinder.com. If you have a legal question, send it to illinoislawcolumn@isba.org. Illinois Law Now is a series of newspaper and internet posts prepared by the Illinois State Bar Association that address legal issues of interest to the public. For additional information about the law, visit http://www.illinoislawyerfinder.com/legal-faqs

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