Stop! In The Name Of Civic Pride

“Stop! In the Naaaame of Love!” Diana Ross sang that phrase back in the ’60s, but a suburb of Chicago has made it one of their mottos. Oaklawn, Illinois, had installed a few funny red octagons around town aimed at making people take a moment to stop and smile, after encouraging local residents to submit tag lines for the stop signs. Other adorable slogans include “Stop! And Smell The Roses,” and “Stop! Right There Pilgrim.” But sadly, the Department of Transportation doesn’t have a sense of humor and ordered the city to take the clever additions down or lose funding. Stop! In The Name Of Bureaucracy? [Mixx.com]

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