City Extends Sticker Grace Period

City extends deadline to purchase city stickers

By Susan Rivera
|  Thursday, Jul 1, 2010  |  Updated 7:30 AM CDT
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It’s a great day for procrastinators in the city of Chicago - especially for procrastinating drivers who haven’t bought this year’s 2011 city sticker.

The deadline to replace last year’s sticker passed Wednesday, June 30th. Normally there's a 15-day grace period. But – joy! - that grace period has now been extended to July 30th, reports the Sun-Times.

According to a Wednesday press release from the office of the City Clerk, it’s all because of a sticker malfunction. The stickers lacked "sufficient adhesive."

The problem became clear in June, when more than 1,000 people complained that the sticker they purchased wouldn’t stick to the windshield.

It’s not the first time the supplier, SecureMark Decal Corp., has produced faulty stickers.  New Yorkers also got stuck with a batch of bad vehicle inspection stickers, reports the But money won over reputation when the city decided to go with SecureMark because they gave the lowest bid, reported the Sun-Times.

Anyone who purchased faulty stickers will get a replacement from the city for free.

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