But four stakes in the ground are evidence of something that has residents like Robert Perez fired up.
"I believe it's uncalled for. The man's been President for four years or whatever. Get over it," Perez said Monday.
At some point last week, the small town's mayor says another resident named Micheal Stiedinger put up two politically motivated signs on family property.
One sign says "Don't ReNiG." (The correct spelling is renege).
The other sign, placed behind the first one, says "Nov. 6," which is election day.
Resident Alec Sapp saw the signs while driving and did a double take.
"At first I didn't catch what it meant, then I looked at it again when I drove passed again and I kind of figured it out," Sapp said.
The problem people believe is the language. They said it's okay not to like President Obama, but they don't agree with what they call a racist play on words.
"This is America. Your freedom of speech, but some people take it too far I think," Perez said.
Sapp added, "Kind of shocked that somebody would put something like that up along the road."
And it's not just people in Strawn who had to see the signs.
They sit right off Illinois Rt. 47, a busy road for semis between McLean and Livingston Counties.
Anybody who came through town probably saw the signs as well.
"Yeah I'd say the word they chose, it doesn't look good for our town," Sapp said.
And that's people's other concern. Even though the signs are down, they're worried the damage is done.
They don't want people to judge them based on Stiedinger's bold political stunt.
"I hope people don't think that it's a reflection on this town or the people here," Perez said.
Stiedinger was not home for comment.
It's also unclear who exactly took the signs down or when. Most people guess they were only up for a few days.