[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.
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.