A reader sends in the following info and call for help:
"I live near the Stone Soup Cooperative at Leland and Dover. They have prairie grass growing as their front lawn. For the past few weeks, we have seen hoards of rats coming from under their front porch and running across their lawn. There must be a few nests as well because we've been seeing more and more babies. This is a huge problem! Sometimes, you just see and hear them moving in the prairie grass, other times then run right across the sidewalk in the middle of the day. We've contacted them and asked them to take care of the problem and have called the city several times, but nothing has been down to improve the problem. This is a high traffic area for walking and several kids play around the neighborhood when heading to Chase Park. Maybe a post on Uptown Update might help them take some action."