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Dancing hot dog doesn't pass muster in Algonquin

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This man dressed as a hot dog is considered a violation of Algonquin's sign ordinance. So Richie Vaia, owner of Day Go Dogs, had to do his promotion across the street in Lake in the Hills.

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The owner of an Algonquin hot dog joint learned the hard way that he can't promote his business by hiring someone to wear a hot dog suit and dance on the sidewalk near would-be customers.Richie Vaia received a warning letter from the village that threatened to fine him last month if he continued to put a dancing man dressed in a hot dog suit in front of his business, Day Go Dogs.
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