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October 24, 2012|By Zara Husaini @zarhus

When it comes to graffiti, censorship still exists – but this year graffiti artists have had greater windows of exposure.

This morning, Alderman Joe Moreno tweeted that the average number of days for a graffiti removal was twelve this year.  Last year, the average removal took seven days. 

According to the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, “graffiti is vandalism.”   Graffitti Blasters is a service used by the city to erase unappreciated works of art – graffiti is removed with baking soda under high water pressure.

Streets and Sanitations Commissioner Thomas Byrne made the announcement at today’s budget meeting.

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