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CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza wants more drivers to buy their city vehicle sticker online rather than by mail.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Conway reports, so far, the Chicago Sun-Times says even with this being 2012, only about 103,000 stickers have been sold via the city clerk’s Web site.
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Last year, only 200,000 of the 1.3 million city stickers were purchased online, the Sun-Times reported.
So to spur online sales, Mendoza’s office has set up a contest that drivers can enter, offering several prizes.
The prizes include a two-night stay at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza at 350 N. Orleans St., a $100 gift certificate to Petterino’s restaurant and two tickets to “Crowns” at the neighboring Goodman Theater, a $100 gift certificate to Rockit Bar and Grill, a $50 gift certificate to Dick’s Last Resort at 315 N. Dearborn St. and two tickets to a Shoreline Architecture Cruise, and two tickets to a Chicago Fire soccer game, among others, the Sun-Times reported.
A clerk’s office spokesman tells the Sun-Times buying a vehicle sticker online is a lot faster and saves money.
The deadline to buy a city sticker is July 15. Stickers cost $85 for small vehicles and $185 for larger ones.
The clerk’s office can be found online at ChiCityClerk.com.