You may recall the hullabaloo over this year's winning Chicago city sticker design, which may have contained gang symbols.
Today, City Clerk Susana Mendoza announced selection of a new sticker design, which is almost certainly going to be less controversial. It features the logos for the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department, according to the Sun-Times. Read more...
City Clerk Susana Mendoza says she will pay $1,000 from her own pocket to a student who initially won a city sticker contest but whose design was pulled because of concerns it could contain gang signs.
- Mendoza Will Pay Sticker Winner $1,000 [Fox Chicago]
- Clerk Will Pay Prize Equivalent To Teen Whose City Sticker Design Was Pulled [CBS Chicago]
City Clerk Susana Mendoza is investigating claims that the city’s 2012-13 vehicle sticker includes symbols honoring the gang that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy vowed to destroy — The Maniac Latin Disciples.
- New Chicago city sticker is under review for possible gang signs [Chicago Tribune]
- Does New City Sticker Feature Gang Signs? [CBS Chicago]
Ald. Richard Mell recently emailed residents in his 33rd Ward with a warning after one of his constituents apparently received a ticket for leaving an old city sticker in place. "Please don't get caught on a technicality!" Mell's email read. "Remove the old stickers, and make sure the new one is located in the correct position."
- City cross-checking sticker scofflaws with state database [Clout Street]
Gov. Pat Quinn
An influential contingent of Chicago-area Hispanic leaders endorsed Gov. Pat Quinn this morning, about a week after U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Chicago, backed Quinn's campaign. Read more...