After hearing discouraging words from the Northbrook Village Board about his request to erect a ham radio antenna in his front yard, resident Gregg Salomone decided that limited reception was better than trying to change their minds.
“I can’t fight City Hall,” he said Wednesday, a short time after withdrawing his bid to put up a 63-foot, 3-inch wide antenna in his front yard.
Salomone lived for 30 years in Northbrook before he moved to his fifth house three months ago, he said after a Tuesday Village Board meeting in which cold water had been thrown on his aim to seek a zoning variation for the antenna.
At every previous house, he said, he’s had an antenna in the backyard. But the latest house, in the 4000 block of Yorkshire Lane, is set so far back, he said, that putting up an antenna there would make the entire yard useless…..READ FULL ARTICLE
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