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City Clerk: Don’t Worry About Adhesiveness Of City Stickers

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The 2011 Chicago City Sticker. (WBBM/AP Photo)

The 2011 Chicago City Sticker. (WBBM/AP Photo)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – The City of Chicago says there is no need to worry about the adhesiveness of this year’s city stickers, as many people did last year.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, city Clerk Susana Mendoza jokes you have a greater chance of your windshield falling off than your sticker this year.

Last year, more than 93,000 stickers were replaced by the city, mostly because of stickers that had bad glue. A contractor, SecureMark, was blamed for the problem, which had also happened in New York City the year before.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780′s Bernie Tafoya reports

After the problem arose, then-city Clerk Miguel del Valle issued a letter to SecureMark demanding that they either correct the problem or lose their contract.

But now, the clerk’s office says more vehicle stickers have been sold this year than at the same time last year.

Online sales have been popular, too. More than 185,000 city stickers have been sold online – 25,000 more than a year ago today. The city hopes to sell more than 300,000 stickers online this year.

Mendoza reminds you to remove your old city sticker, not collect them up and down your windshield as some people do.
“It doesn’t look cool,” she said.

The real deadline for having your city sticker on your vehicle is July 16.

You can buy them online until July 4, and in person until mid-July at 400 locations.

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