Cockroaches might not be uncommon in Chicago, but one particular cockroach reportedly made a very untimely debut at City Hall Thursday.
The rather large cockroach climbed the City Council chambers as the city’s pest control commissioner was testifying, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Described by one alderman as “the largest cockroach I’ve seen at City Hall,” the ironic sighting sparked laughter during a hearing on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed 2015 budget.
The Tribune reports that Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd, even interrupted the testimony of Commissioner of Fleet & Facility Management David Reynolds to ask about the cockroach abatement budget.
Reynolds later told the Tribune he was “mortified” and said pest control in the building is an ongoing battle.