They’re #1! Chicago named ‘rat capital’ of the United States

They’re #1! Chicago named ‘rat capital’ of the United States
Rahm Emanuel presides at the grand opening of the Morgan "L" Station in 2012. (Image: Screen grab of Chicago Mayor's Office video, YouTube)

[Ed. – Chicago may not have the “metaphorical rat” crown, but they’ve got to come close in that competition too.  If they need tips on rat-fighting, NYC’s Bill de Blasio is the man to see.]

A new study names Chicago the rat capital of the U.S.

According to a study by the apartment search service “Rent Hop,” the city received 50,963 rat complaints last year – more than any other city in the country.

New York came in a distant second place, followed by Washington, D.C., and Boston.

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The study also found the number of rat complaints jumped 55% since 2014. …

Most of the neighborhoods with a higher concentration of rat complaints coincide with the neighborhoods with a higher concentration of dog poop.

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