The souring economy may be prompting some Chicago drivers to skip buying their city stickers. By the end of October, investigators for the clerk's office had issued more than 46,500 tickets to vehicles that either had an expired city sticker or no sticker at all. That's 8 percent up from a year ago.
The figure includes only tickets written by the clerk's office, not tickets issued by the revenue department or police.
City stickers cost $120 for SUVs and $75 for other passenger vehicles.
Vehicle owners who don't have city stickers face a $120 fine.