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Chicago Police ticketing vehicles with multiple stickers


Get those scrapers out, or it could cost you. While no one enjoys the laborious task of scraping off old city vehicle stickers from the inside of your cars windshield, it will likely be worth the work this year to save from a potential $120 fine. Chicago Police have been enforcing a little known law that states where the sticker must be placed, and that old stickers must be removed.

Edgewater resident Jennifer Lizak told us, “I live near Glenwood and Bryn Mawr and got my ticket last night. I went to Alderman Osterman’s office to express my concern that this law, which has never been enforced, is costing $120 tickets and taking away from more important policing efforts.”

According to Chicago Municipal Code 3-56-070, “Such wheel tax license emblem shall be affixed, in accordance with the instructions printed thereon which are made a part hereof, and without the use of supplemental adhesives, at the lower right-hand corner on the inside of the glass portion of the windshield of such motor vehicle.” Apparently it is printed on the instructions that come with new city stickers that the old sticker must be removed.


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