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Niles, Illinois: Booby's Sign

The BBQ and sandwiches might be great, but we came for the sign, a neon and bulb relic probably lit since "Booby" Friedman opened his place in 1961. His bow-tied cartoon countenance frowns from above.


8161 N Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL
N Milwaukee Ave. and W Monroe St.
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Booby's sign.

Booby's Sign

I was surprised as anyone to see Booby's by the side of the road. Though I didn't get too close I did get close enough to take a snapshot. It's a unique neon sign and it made the eternal 12-year-old boy in me giggle.

[SKK, 04/06/2016]

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