(225 ILCS 440/6.01)
(from Ch. 121, par. 506.01)
Size of signs.
No sign may be erected which exceeds 1,200 square feet in
area, 30 feet in height and 60 feet in length, including border and trim, but
excluding ornamental base or apron, supports and other structural members.
Except with respect to the repair, rebuilding, or replacement of any sign
lawfully erected before January 1, 1993, no sign may be erected after the
effective date of this amendatory Act of 1992 in any county with a population
under 2,000,000 that exceeds 800 square feet in area, excluding extensions and
cut-outs; the extensions and cut-outs may account for no more than an
additional 20% in sign surface area. The maximum size limitation shall apply to
each side of a sign or sign structure. A maximum of 2 signs may be erected in a
facing, in which event the facing shall be deemed to be one sign, the size of
which may not exceed the dimensions listed in this Section. Signs may be double
faced or be placed back to back or V-type
or triangular, provided that the angle between
faces shall not exceed 90 degrees.
The area shall be measured by the
smallest square, rectangle, triangle, circle or combination thereof which will
encompass the entire sign.
(Source: P.A. 91-774, eff. 1-1-01.)