Property and wooded areas will be more colorful in the coming years.
All it takes in a can of purple paint to say, "get off my property."
Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law allowing landowners or lessees the option of using purple paint markings on trees or posts on their property as a no trespassing notice.
The Purple Paint Law is designed for Illinois landowners to use to protect their property from trespassing.
You still need to use a sign as well as the paint markings until January 2013.
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