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Rat Warning in Rod's Neighborhood Gone

Sign vanishes after Sun-Times photograph publicized

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    Rat Warning in Rod's Neighborhood Gone
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    The rat warning sign outside Gov. Rod Blagojevich's North Side home disappeared Friday, according to city officials.

    It appears the rats in Gov. Rod Blagojevich's neighborhood maybe gone. Or at least the most publicized warning sign in Chicago is, according to city officials. 

       Earlier this week, Chicago Sun-Times photographer John White shot a picture of the governor ducking out of his Ravenswood Manor home to avoid passing through a news media gauntlet.
      
    The photo showed Blagojevich next to a city sign that said,"Warning" and "Target Rats" with a picture of a rat inside a bull's-eye.
      
    On Friday morning, Blagojevich left his house by the same back door, but the rat sign had been taken down, even though it was posted in a city-owned alley.
      
    City officials say they suspect the governor or somebody close to him saw White's unflattering picture and yanked down the sign.
      
    They plan to put up another sign.