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Rahm Touts Digital Billboards

Each new billboards would replace at least five conventional billboards

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Some Chicago neighborhoods may be taking on a bit of a Times Square feel if Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets his way.

    Emanuel introduced a proposal Wednesday that would erect 100-foot high digital billboards on city-owned property across the city, the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Advertising companies would be allowed to erect the digital billboards if they agree to tear down five conventional billboards, according to the newspaper.

    The aim is to reduce clutter and increase revenue, although it's not clear how much it would generate.

    The proposal would allow billboards to be built within 125 feet of residences.