CHICAGO (CBS) — Residents of a public housing complex in the Old Town neighborhood said the facility has been overrun by huge rats, which have become an even greater nuisance due to ongoing renovations.
Construction work inside and outside the 628-unit Marshall Field Garden Apartment Homes has stirred up the rats, and some claim they’re huge.
“They are the size of possums. They are real big. It’s scary, too,” said Caritha.
She said the rats have been a problem for years, but excavation at the courtyards has exposed their nests, making the problem much worse.
“You’re starting to see them more now. They’re brave, though. They’re real bold. They’re real bold. Some, they will jump on you; terrible,” she said.