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CHICAGO (CBS) — The old Chicago city vehicle stickers expire Thursday, and after a two-week grace period, tickets will be issued.

Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza reminded city residents of the looming deadline in a news release Wednesday.

“I want residents to avoid late fees and the possibility of getting a ticket for not purchasing a city sticker. We have hundreds of locations where stickers can be purchased,” Mendoza said in the release.

Mendoza advised buying the stickers online, an option that will be available until July 4, this coming Monday.

Orders placed by Monday should be returned by the final July 15 deadline, the release said.

Vehicle sticker and residential parking permit prices remain unchanged from last year. The vehicle sticker is $75, with larger passenger vehicle stickers $120. Those 65 and older can receive one sticker for $30.

Annual zone parking is $25 and daily guest passes are $8 for 15.

To purchase a sticker in person, residents must bring their driver’s license or renewal form, and know their license plate number.

There are more than 400 sale locations, including currency exchanges, Dominick’s grocery stores, and City Clerk and Department of Revenue offices. In addition, aldermen are hosting sticker sales in their wards.

Mendoza has also said that unlike last year, there is no need to worry about the adhesiveness of the stickers.

Last year, more than 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, and then-city Clerk Miguel del Valle told them to fix the problem or lose their contract.

But this year, Mendoza said you have a greater chance of your windshield falling off than your sicker.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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