Teen who designed scrapped city sticker speaks out

WGN-TV spoke with the 15-year-old who recently lost the honor of creating Chicago’s city sticker.

Chicago’s City Clerk Susana Mendoza scrapped the design for this year's city sticker after crime experts pointed out that the winning design contains symbols that could be misconstrued as gang signs.

"I didn't have no gang symbols or nothing representing that in my art work," Herbert Pulgar, the teen artist, told WGN.

Instead, the city will print stickers from the design of the runner up, Caitlin Henehan, a senior at Resurrection High School. Mendoza said at Wednesday's news conference that it was a tough decision.