CHICAGO (CBS) – An elderly landlord couple charged $500 for rat abatement on city property will not have to pay.

The Niles couple — both are in their eighties — was ticketed by the city of Chicago Streets and Sanitation Department on two occasions — once for $650 and a second time for $2,240.

They fought back the second time and were the subject of reporter Brad Edwards’ original report on Monday.

Now, those violations have been tossed out. That includes the $500 fine for rat abatement measures on the parkway and alley, which are city property.

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