CHICAGO (CBS) — A top Emanuel administration official was embarrassed Thursday when a rather large bug showed up while he was testifying at a Budget Committee hearing.
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Chicago Fleet and Facility Management Commissioner David Reynolds was talking to aldermen about aging equipment, when a very large roach was spotted crawling on the west wall of the City Council Chambers.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: Full List Of Mass Vaccination Sites With More To Open Thursday; 2,104 New Coronavirus Cases, 44 More Deaths
Reynolds said the timing was ironic, given pest control is part of his department’s job.
“I was mortified,” he said. “One of our duties is pest control. It’s an old building with lots of people in it, so we very routinely do treatments for cockroaches and other pests. We often just end up chasing them around.”READ MORE: Lightfoot, CPD Announce Changes To Search Warrant Policies; Police To Begin Tracking Wrong Raids Resulting From Faulty Information
The department called its contractor, Rose Pest Control, which just happens to be owned by North Shore Republican Congressional candidate Robert Dold.
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“None whatsoever,” Reynolds said.