A Look At The Gang Sign Controversy That Preceded The End Of The Student Design Contest For Chicago City Stickers Going back generations, Chicago city vehicle tax stickers had colorful designs with artworks showcasing the city – but since 2013, the designs have featured only boldface numerals denoting the month and year of expiration.
Avondale Residents Concerned About Bent Street Signs Being Used As Gang Signs: 'It Looks Terrible'It's vandalism, seen at Sacramento and Cornelia, Cornelia and Whipple as well as School and Albany. Chicago police said they're not able to confirm any gang practices, but one resident said he has all the confirmation he needs.
Clerk Will Pay Prize Equivalent To Teen Whose City Sticker Design Was PulledThe 15-year-old boy whose Chicago city sticker design was scrapped at the last second will get a $1,000 savings bond after all.
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."