City Sticker Contest Gone
- City Clerk Susana Mendoza’s plan to shift to year-round sales of Chicago vehicle stickers will eliminate a political headache for the freshman clerk: the annual sticker design contest that became embroiled in a gang controversy.
“There will be no more contest because we’re moving to year-round sales. The sticker will look completely different. It was designed with enforcement in mind, so it’s easy to see when it expires,” Mendoza said Tuesday.
The annual design contest was the “outgrowth of seasonal sales,” the clerk said. Year-round stickers required a no-nonsense design, she said.
The paper mentions Herbie, but neglects to mention his two or three arrests in the ensuing year, mostly in hot cars, and the notation in arrest reports of gang affiliation - self-admitted gang affiliation. But that would reopen uncomfortable questions.