FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 11, 2019
CONTACT: Treshonna Nolan
On Veterans Day, City Clerk Anna M. Valencia Announces Expansion of No Fee Veterans City Sticker
New change will now allow thousands of veterans to get their City Sticker at no cost
CHICAGO – Today, City Clerk Anna Valencia announced some important changes happening to the Office of the City Clerk’s No Fee Veterans City Sticker Pilot Program including the extension of the current program until January 1, 2021. Residents who have a veteran’s designation on their Illinois State ID or Driver’s License will now be able to get a City Sticker at no cost.
“I’m thrilled to announce the expansion of our No Fee Veterans City Sticker program,” said Clerk Valencia. “Our goal at the Office of the City Clerk is to continue to create policies that are accessible and inclusive for all of our residents – especially our nation’s heroes.”
This expansion builds on changes to the No Fee Veterans Pilot Program that were initially introduced in 2018. This expanded the number of Veterans who would be eligible for a City Sticker at no cost in addition to ex-Prisoners of War, Purple-Heart Veterans and disabled veterans with the Illinois PW, PR, IS or DV plates. The most recent changes remove the date designation requirement making it more accessible and inclusive to our city’s veterans.
"Clerk Valencia and I have worked together closely to make the No Fee Vets Sticker program a reality," said 36th Ward Alderman Gilbert Villegas. "We must continue to work together to create policies that better serve all of our residents especially our brave men and women that have sacrificed so much for our city and country."
“As a proud Veteran of U.S. Marine Corps, I commend Clerk Valencia for her continued support of all Veterans in extending this important initiative to city residents whom have given sacrificially in serving this city and our country," said 29th Ward Alderman Christopher Taliaferro.
Residents can take advantage of this program by coming to one of the Office of the City Clerk’s three office locations or by calling (312) 742-5375.
This expansion will go into effect on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.