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No Winners In City Sticker Controversey

Herbert Pulgar and his controversial city sticker artwork

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

This popular idiom was never more true, and more dramatic in Chicago this week for City Clerk Susana Mendoza.

Faced with some incendiary allegations that this year’s winning city sticker design contained covert gang symbols, and with the deadline to go to press with the 2012-2013 city sticker just a few days away, Mendoza had to move quickly.

After the story originated on local police blog Detective Shaved Longcock, news media brought the alleged issues with city sticker design contest winner Herbie Pulgar’s artwork to the Clerk’s attention Tuesday afternoon. The Clerk’s office immediately reached out to Pulgar’s school, Lawrence Hall School to investigate the issue.