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But the City of Chicago is going to try to pass on a little appreciation to these brave men and women in the form of free city stickers.
Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza along with Aldermen Timothy Cullerton and James Balcer co-sponsored legislation to make this token of thanks a reality on Wednesday.
The Purple Heart is awarded to U.S. military who have been wounded or killed while serving with the U.S. Military. Disabled veterans and former prisoners of war already are eligible for free city stickers.
Freshman Student Wins City Sticker Design Contest
While just a freshman, Herbert Pulgar, a student from Lawrence Hall Youth Services walked away as the winner of Chicago’s 2012-2013 city sticker design contest.
This is the third time in the 17 years of the contest that a student from Lawrence Hall has won the annual competition.
Over 18,000 people voted for the designs of ten student finalists last week online and via a computer kiosk at City Hall.
“This city is very special to me, which is why I chose to create a heart filled with both our skyline and the Chicago flag, explained Pulgar about his artwork. “From the top of the heart, I wanted convey the diversity of our great city and its emergency personnel by using four different hands and the three first response symbols. Thank you for the great opportunity to share my artwork with the citizens of Chicago.
10 Student Finalists Announced For Sticker Design Contest
Since it’s going to be stuck to your car’s windshield for 12 months, you might as well cast your vote.
Now is the time to do it as voting opened Sunday for the public to choose the design for the 2012-1013 Chicago city sticker.
Each year, the Chicago City Clerk’s office gives drivers a chance to vote to choose one of the ten design finalists in its annual City Vehicle Sticker Art Design Contest. The winner will become next year’s city sticker.
In its 17th year, which allows Chicago high school students a chance to see their artwork on nearly every car registered in the City of Chicago, had nearly 240 entries this year from 44 different schools.
“The art contest is a great way for our students to be involved in their city government,” said City Clerk Susana Mendoza “Last year more than 20,000 Chicagoans voted on their favorite city sticker design. Each of our students worked very hard on their creations and I hope all Chicagoans take a minute to visit our website and cast a vote for their favorite city vehicle sticker!”
Most Cars Will See Stickers Increasing From $75 to $85
That’s how much more a city sticker will cost for the vast majority of Chicago drivers according to a compromise reached by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and city council members.
Originally, Mayor Emmanuel had proposed raising the price of city stickers just for cars categorized as larger vehicles. But the Mayor was proposing lowering the weight threshold from the current 4500 pounds to just 4000 pounds–a move that would have added over 184,000 vehicles to this category as originally reported here.
Not just on TV, in publications or on billboards, but on more uncommon objects or places, like the side of trains, on sidewalks, the facades of vacant buildings or even in public restrooms.
In the spirit of this creeping commercialism, advertising sponsorship on your Chicago city sticker is one step closer to reality for next year.
The City Clerk’s office has issued a Request for Information (RFI) through the city’s Department of Procurement, the first step in the process of securing a sponsor for the windshield decal.
It’s kind of like dropping off your dry cleaning.
Tuesday morning, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza launched a pilot program out City Hall for what is essentially a will call window for city stickers.
Just drop off your city sticker renewal application at the will call one day and pickup your new city sticker 24 hours later–no long lines, no waiting.
City Clerk Susana Mendoza seems to be on a perpetual road trip for the entire month of June and the first half of July.
Mendoza has committed to personally visiting all 50 neighborhood aldermanic offices over Chicago’s city sticker season to assist her merry band of City Clerk staffers ward office sales.
Ward sales are scheduled throughout all of June and the first two weeks of July, to make it more convenient for drivers who don’t want to drive to City Hall, other city locations, local Currency Exchanges or order their city sticker online.
Most people would say “who gives a crap?” Some might be puzzled. “Isn’t Rahm Emmanuel and Susana Mendoza in office now?”, they’ll say.
Many others, probably understand that it takes time to print anything–especially 1.3 million city stickers. Printing something as complex as a city sticker takes months, a process that would have to begin well before the February elections even took place.
Clerk’s Office Launches Contest To Promote Online Sales
City Clerk Susana Mendoza is trying to make city sticker sales more fun.
No one enjoys the drudgery of having to cough up 75 bucks every spring for that tiny rectangular decal on the passenger side windshield.
So Mendoza hopes promote online sticker sales and inject some enjoyment to the process by sponsoring a contest to win lunch with the Clerk.
The Clerk’s office is offering drivers who purchase their city sticker online, a chance to win a catered lunch and tour of City Hall hosted by Clerk Mendoza.
A total of 10 motorists will win a spot at the catered event.
The Clerk’s website sold over 20,000 city stickers online between Tuesday night and close of business Wednesday.
This jumped up online city sticker sales to over 64,000–also a new record.
The Chicago City Clerk’s webpage for city vehicle sticker sales hasbeen live less than a week, and it’s already racking up some impressive numbers.
The site was unofficially open for business Monday, May 16th, but was in a “soft launch” mode until last Friday. That’s when the Clerk’s office made it public to drivers the website was indeed active.
But in the few days since, the website has been very busy, jumping from about 2,500 in sales Thursday night to over 44,000 as of late Tuesday.