Mayor Rahm Emanuel's budget plan calls for extra spending on garbage and recycling bins, rat control and tree trimming

Chicago Tribune:

There also will be $500,000 more for rat abatement compared with last year, money that would go toward “blitzes” in heavily infested areas. Streets and Sanitation crews would reach out to homeowners to get permission to go into their yards to look for rat holes and deal with them, rather than waiting for residents to call and ask for the service.

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