Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's the Politicians, Right?

  • If you smell a rat, chances are good you're in the Loop — and not necessarily near City Hall, according to a recent survey of Chicago residents on the city's "rattiest" neighborhoods.

    That's according to a survey of city residents conducted by Sentient Decision Science LLC, on behalf of d-Con, a rodent-control brand.

    Other neighborhoods where rat sightings were prominent include the South Loop, Lakeview/Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park and West Loop. At the bottom of the list of 21 Chicago neighborhoods in the survey were North Center and Lincoln Square.

Also tops on the list, anywhere Ike Carothers happens to be.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank that cost-cutting program of the mayor's. Was told no baiting, no matter how much the neighborhood begged for it; no money.

So, rank Logan Square/Avondale right up there with the rest.

10/26/2010 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let loose the cats of war.

10/26/2010 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that two-legged or four-legged?

10/26/2010 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I worked in 023 I never seen so many rats.

I seen them jumping off back porches and running down alleys on a nightly basis. I kept the damn squad car windows closed so they would'nt jump in the car.

10/26/2010 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The solution to the rat problem ?
Take all of the cats incarcerated
at the Animal Control Section up
to those neighborhoods and put
them on work-release, viola,
problem solved !

10/26/2010 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Finnigan Follies said...

Speaking of rats...

Family member/source that's employed at the DFB @ 219 S. Dearborn reports sightings of SOS Rat Extraordinaire K.H. reporting for meetings with prosecutors yesterday.

Is this a sign of big revelations coming soon?

10/26/2010 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT ~ Off-duty Chicago cop charged with battery in parking dispute

Donnie Lewis, 57, who was off-duty at the time, was charged with one count of aggravated battery in a public way and aggravated battery to a private security officer, both felonies.


10/26/2010 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank that cost-cutting program of the mayor's. Was told no baiting, no matter how much the neighborhood begged for it; no money.

So, rank Logan Square/Avondale right up there with the rest.
10/26/2010 12:11:00 AM

I've gotten my area baited a number of times, you just have to call 311 or your alderman for it. Nothing proactive going on, but what else is new.

10/26/2010 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alder-rats, Democ(rats), little hairy rats, what's the difference?

10/26/2010 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason Aldermen do not want to poison the rats, professional courtesy.

That and I bet d-Con didn't drop to the right pockets.

All these new stations with their sally-ports, revolving doors and handicapped access are an easy in for field mice looking for a warm place for the winter.

How I miss the old days when you could go hunting with a .22 Colt Woodsman or Crossman pellet gun and zzzapp the fuzzy little fuckers. It kept your eyes keen and hand steady.

10/26/2010 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of our desk officers was literally climbing up a wall when a mouse was sighted in the station.

That's all we needed to know.

A trip to the pet supply store.

A few small cats toy mice.

Some mono-filament fishing line and imagination.

Loads of fun, maybe we should get this on video.

10/26/2010 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't see too many rats in my Dist. cause it's overrun with feral cats. (Not a bad trade off I guess.)
Racoons have migrated out of the Parks for better eats and are sighted/ignored nightly. Even crack zombies know to watch where they wander, cause some of those things are huge and walk right out in the open.
Surprised more than a few of em in alleys, gangways, and backyards. Just a matter of time before one feels cornered, or has a litter nearby and decides to attack. Mark my words. There will be a rash of rabies bites before something gets done about it, cause Animal Control is nonexistent on 01st Watch.

10/26/2010 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just all those Democ-RATS jumping ship!!

10/26/2010 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work special and am downtown and always wondered what that stink was. Damn, you're downtown and the place stinks like an open sewer. Maybe its dead rats.

10/28/2010 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm surprised not to hear much about 025/Belmont-Cragin. I've seen rats running across the intersection of Diversey/Narragansett in broad daylight; I think the grease from the Pollo Campero chicken place draws 'em in.

The Rat Belt seems to start south of Belmont, stops again at North Avenue where Oak Park starts, and then picks up again through Cicero and Berwyn, which have terrible problems too.

The common denominator seems to be overpopulation, multiple families in single-family homes pushing huge piles of dirty diapers, #10 pozole cans, Corona bottles, and leftover foil catering trays of food from 75-person family events out into the alleys. If there are five mailboxes screwed to the front, there's a mess out back.

Some parts of Belmont/Cragin get two garbage pickups a week to try to keep up with it. A Streets and San employee who said that this population pressure was being caused by illegal immigration was fired for her statement.

By the way -- there is ABSOLUTELY NO CONNECTION between the rising tide of bedbugs and the junk trucks I see hauling in loads of filthy, discarded mattresses from the alleys. Right? It's just a coincidence that the Target store at the Brickyard is sold out of bedbug spray.

There are so many out there collecting scrap metal that there's hardly any money in trying anymore, so some have turned to this. God help me -- cities began to write sanitary ordinances regarding "resale of used bedding" back around 1870 or so to try to stop this.

Hey -- throw that mattress on the kitchen floor and charge $100 a week for the spot, and you've got yourself a little gold mine here in the Sanctuary City.

The Daleys have so much to be proud of...

10/28/2010 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...aggravated battery to a private security officer...[a felony]"

--10/26/2010 08:20:00 AM

...don't even need a GED to be a member of a special protected class anymore...

What an imposing sight some of these people are with their shirt tails hanging out, talking more minutes' worth of s__t on their cell phones all day long than they even make at minimum wage.

I guess the two richest guys in Germany who own a place like Aldi, say, can take the hit from the huge lawsuit they'll get if one of these idiots ever uses that chunk of chrome-plated closet clothes pole on a customer...

Seriously. It still had the rubber tip on one end.

10/28/2010 05:01:00 PM  

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