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.
Teen Whose City Sticker Design Was Disqualified Arrested For Driving Stolen VanA Logan Square teenager who first made headlines in 2012 when he designed the winning city sticker, only to have it pulled over concerns it contained gang signs, was arrested Tuesday for driving a stolen van.
Teen At Center Of Sticker Controversy Now In Congressional Art Contest
Design Controversy Won't Delay City Sticker SalesDespite 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.
City Sticker Runner-Up Doesn’t Want Design Used Amid ControversyAnother Chicago city sticker bites the dust.
FBI Seeks Fugitive Dad Of Teen At Center Of City-Sticker ControversyHerbert Pulgar, 42, is wanted for distributing cocaine to a street gang, federal authorities say.
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."
Chicago High School Freshman Wins Contest For New City StickerA freshman student at an alternative school on the city's North Side has become the third student from that school to win the city's vehicle sticker design contest.