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City sticker contest: Chicago's heroes

December 06, 2011|By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye

City Hall is letting you pick the next design of the city sticker.

All Chicagoans have to do is vote online at chicityclerk.com for one of 10 "Chicago's Heroes"-themed designs this week through Dec. 11. More than 20,000 Chicagoans voted last year, according to the City Clerk's Office.

Competition was stiff as nearly 240 high school students created sticker designs this year to honor Chicago police, fire and paramedic personnel. The field was narrowed down to 10 finalists.

The winning design will end up on the 2012-13 sticker and that artist will get a $1,000 savings bond. The runner up gets a $500 savings bond and third place gets a $250 bond. The others receive a $100 savings bond.

The new city sticker will go on sale in June 2012. Remember, the sticker price will be higher under Mayor Emanuel's new budget, which was passed unanimously by the City Council last month. Stickers for small cars will go up from $75 to $85 and for larger, heavier vehicles from $120 to $135. Procrastinators beware: late fees will also increase from $40 to $60. Fines will also be raised from $120 to $200 for failing to properly display a city sticker.

lvivanco@tribune.com | @lvivanco

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