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Dirty rat! Culprit fills in Chicago neighborhood landmark known as the ‘rat hole’

CHICAGO (AP) — You dirty rat! In a city infamous for its gangster past, some culprit filled in a Northside Chicago neighborhood landmark affectionately called by residents the “rat hole.” The indentation in the pavement on West Roscoe Street resembles the outline of a rat, claws, tail and all. It was reported Friday on social media that the “rat hole” had been filled. Neighbors gathered Friday afternoon using a brush and water to scrub the shallow hole in the sidewalk clean, restoring it to its “ratfull” place among the city’s iconic — if not strange — attractions. Chicago resident Winslow Dumaine said people living nearby said the imprint had been there for nearly two decades.

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