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Fines for no city stickers coming Monday morning

Chicago residents without vehicle stickers will see big fines starting Monday morning.

The deadline for purchasing the stickers is Sunday. After that, expect a late fee of $60 and a minimum ticket of $200 — compared to a $40 late fee and a $120 ticket last year.

City Clerk Susana Mendoza proposed raising fines for people not obeying the law instead of raising the sticker fees for everyone.

This year’s sale for of vehicle stickers started online April 23 and in person May 1, a month earlier than last year.

The City Clerk’s office said they had sold 875,000 so far — about 4 percent more than the 841,000 they had sold at this point last year. The City Clerk office sells about one million stickers during the renewal period.

“Tickets must be displayed Monday not just bought,” said a spokeswoman for the clerk.

The stickers are now interactive thanks to a QR code with some cool features. By scanning the code on the back of your sticker you’re directed to a website to look up street cleanings, determine if they are in a residential area, buy daily guest parking permits and find parking spots.

Chicago drivers can go to over 400 sales locations to purchase the vehicle stickers, including currency exchanges and at Dominick’s stores. The city clerk offers a store locator on their website to find the nearest locations.

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