City Clerk to pay $1,000 to boy whose sticker design was scrapped

The student at the center of the Chicago city sticker controversy will still get his $1,000 savings bond.

Herbert Pulgar, 15, won the design contest for the city vehicle sticker but City Clerk Susana Mendoza scrapped it when some said the hands could be interpreted as a gang sign.

Mendoza issued a news release Thursday saying both Pulgar and the new design winner will get $1,000 savings bonds for their educations at no additional costs to the taxpayers. Mendoza will pay for Pulgar’s savings bond personally.