Nature (far left) is the mother of the feral cat colony adopted by Bucktown resident Jeannette Cooper. The cats are sterilized and will keep alley rats away with their pheromones. Clockwise beginning in the top-right corner, Nature's children include Windy, Cloudy, Sunny and Rainy. Jeannette Cooper/Provided

Don’t Feed These Bucktown Cats — They’re Here To Keep The Rats Away

"Rats are such an emotional issue ...people just want a solution that works," said a Cats at Work manager, a program that puts feral cats to work in the neighborhoods.

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Cops Who Break Rules Will Get Fired, Lightfoot Says: ‘Some Of The Things We’ve Seen Aren’t Honest Mistakes’

"We will find you, we will identify you and we will strip you of your police powers," Lightfoot said.

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City Sending Security Teams, Trucks To Neighborhood Business Strips For Protection This Weekend, Lightfoot Says

The moves are part of "an effort to prevent the widespread violence and destruction we've seen" in recent days, Lightfoot said.

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On 13th Anniversary, Center On Halsted’s Windows Boarded Up Due To Anti-LGBTQ Threats: ‘This Is Not What We Created Here’

The Center On Halsted received anonymous, anti-LGBTQ threats saying "you're next" and that people were coming to "bust the windows out," CEO Modesto Tico Valle said.