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A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Aldermen OK Ban On Sale Of ‘Puppy Mill’ Animals At Pet Stores

The City Council gave final approval Wednesday to an ordinance banning pet shops from buying their animals from so-called “puppy mills” and similar places.

03/05/2014

City Clerk Susana Mendoza (CBS)

City Clerk Offers Prizes For Buying Vehicle Stickers Online

Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza wants more drivers to buy their city vehicle sticker online rather than by mail.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

A city vehicle sticker design by 15-year-old Herbie Pulgar (left) won the contest for the 2012-2013 vehicle sticker, but was scrapped over concerns about gang symbols. Resurrection High School senior Caitlin Henehan's design (right) was the runner-up and briefly replaced Pulgar's design for this year, but she asked that her design not be used. The city will now come up with its own design. (Credit: CBS)

Design Controversy Won’t Delay City Sticker Sales

Despite the recent controversy over the design of the new city vehicle sticker – which saw the contest winner’s drawing nixed over concerns about what could be seen as gang symbols, and then the runner-up pulling out over unwanted media attention – there won’t be any delay in printing or selling the stickers this year.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2012

Resurrection High School senior Caitlin Henehan's design for the 2012-2013 Chicago vehicle sticker shows a police officer, firefighter and paramedic drawn as comic book superheroes. Henehan's design was chosen as the city sticker after the contest winner's design was nixed amid a controversy about its design, but Henehan later decided she didn't want her design used either. The city will not use any contest designs and will come up with a sticker on its own. (Credit: CBS)

City Sticker Runner-Up Doesn’t Want Design Used Amid Controversy

Another Chicago city sticker bites the dust.

02/12/2012

City Stickers Design

Boy Who Drew Controversial Sticker: ‘This Picture Is Clean’

City Clerk Susana Mendoza has decided to do away with a controversial design that won the contest to be the next city vehicle sticker, amid fears it could be seen as depicting gang signs, but the 15-year-old boy who drew it insists his drawing “is clean.”

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

Dog Park

City To Offer Contest, Prizes To Get Residents To Register Dogs

Chicago is holding a “Dogs of Distinction” contest before cracking down on owners of unlicensed dogs as it tries to boost the city’s dog licensing level above the current 5 percent rate.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

Dog Park

Surge In City Dog License Purchases After Crackdown Threat

The City Clerk’s office said it has seen a surge in the purchase of dog licenses in the past couple weeks, after the city announced it would crack down on owners of unlicensed dogs after the new year.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

City Clerk Susana Mendoza (CBS)

Clerk Mendoza: Get My Staff Out Of Roach-Infested Office

Chicago City Clerk Susanna Mendoza wants her staff removed from the basement of City Hall, due to a persistent problem with cockroaches.

08/08/2011

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

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

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.

WBBM Newsradio–06/22/2011