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Put Up A Poster Near Pitchfork? You Could Get Slapped With $250 Fine

 Some posters advertising rock bands can be seen in this file photo.
Some posters advertising rock bands can be seen in this file photo.
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NEAR WEST SIDE — Pitchfork Music Festival is set to once again take over Union Park this weekend — but if you are hoping to make a quick buck, think again.

Those who are considering capitalizing on the 50,000 music lovers set to flood into Union Park on the Near West Side by slapping posters on poles and other city property face fines of $250, organizers are warning.

On its website, Pitchfork organizers say that city officials will be out in force monitoring light poles, utility boxes and telephone poles during the three-day fest that starts Friday.

"At $250 per flyer, you might want to consider whether this will be a cost-effective way to promote your band/energy drink/toothpaste/movie night/etc.," organizers posted on its website.

A city spokesman did not return a call for comment.

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