Mixed-case street sign

An analog clock reading 4:572012-06-21 / 2012-W25-4T16:57:43-05:00 / 0x4fe398d7

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A perpendicular pair of street signs, one reading Blackburn Av, and the other reading 72nd St. The signs are mixed-case, rather than all caps.

A recent change to the MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) requires all new street-name signs to be in mixed case, as opposed to the more traditional all-uppercase format. This is probably why we’ve seen some mixed-case street-name signs (like this one) pop up in Downers Grove.