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Logan Square »

For the third straight year, Chicago gets named the rattiest city in the U.S.

Lincoln Park »

Ald. Michele Smith said a spot at Clark and Belden is a "nest for rodents" that needs some concrete.

South Lawndale »

The city will also test the impact of a poison designed to make rodents infertile, official said.

Lincoln Square »

Shoving dry ice into rat burrows to suffocate them is on hold because it didn't meet federal standards.

Dunning »

Animal welfare groups are teaming up with local residents to round up feral cats and put them to work.

Downtown »

With rats and geese to chase, city should leave the animals alone, alderman proposes.

Downtown »

Ald. Willie Cochran said some residents have yards with "five, 10, 15 pounds of poop, and it smells."

Downtown »

"If rats can't feed, they can't breed," said Shannon Breymaier, spokeswoman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Streeterville »

Ald. Brian Hopkins is proposing a "coyote management program" to tolerate the rat predators.

Lincoln Park »

The mayor will add 10 new crews to the Bureau of Rodent Control, he announced in a Monday release.

Downtown »

But Mayor Rahm Emanuel said scooping up "animal feces" and other preventive measures should help.

Downtown »

Requests for rat baiting were way up in the first two months of this year compared with 2014 and 2015.

Downtown »

Complaints are up nearly 50 percent in Chicago so far this year.

Downtown »

Daily fines possible if you don't clean the dog poop off your property under city effort to fight rats.