Chicago’s infamous ‘Rat Hole’ is now filled

CHICAGO (WGN) — RIP (Rest in Pavement) to a popular Chicago treasure.

The "Chicago Rat Hole," the city's viral urban wonder, has been filled in. For months, the imprint, which many locals said was caused by a squirrel - not a rat - could be found in the 1900 block of W. Roscoe Street in the city's Roscoe Village neighborhood.

People take a picture in front of an impression in a sidewalk in the Roscoe Village neighborhood known as the Chicago Rat Hole on January 24, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. The decades-old impression in the the shape of a rat (or squirrel) began attracting a regular stream of visitors after a post on X garnered more than 5 million views. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)People visit an impression in a sidewalk in the Roscoe Village neighborhood known as the Chicago Rat Hole on January 24, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. The decades-old impression in the the shape of a rat (or squirrel) began attracting a regular stream of visitors after a post on X garnered more than 5 million views. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)A visitor photographs an impression in a sidewalk in the Roscoe Village neighborhood known as the Chicago Rat Hole on 24, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. The decades-old impression in the the shape of a rat (or squirrel) began attracting a regular stream of visitors after a post on X garnered more than 5 million views. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)People visit an impression in a sidewalk in the Roscoe Village neighborhood known as the Chicago Rat Hole on January 24, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. The decades-old impression in the the shape of a rat (or squirrel) began attracting a regular stream of visitors after a post on X garnered more than 5 million views. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)A dog poses for a picture next to an impression in a sidewalk in the Roscoe Village neighborhood known as the Chicago Rat Hole on January 24, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. The decades-old impression in the the shape of a rat (or squirrel) began attracting a regular stream of visitors after a post on X garnered more than 5 million views. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)Coins are left behind by visitors at an impression in a sidewalk in the Roscoe Village neighborhood known as the Chicago Rat Hole on January 24, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. The decades-old impression in the the shape of a rat (or squirrel) began attracting a regular stream of visitors after a post on X garnered more than 5 million views. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)The "Chicago Rat Hole" appears to be restored on Jan. 19, 2024, after neighbors requesting anonymity cleaned the impression in a Roscoe Village sidewalk that had been filled in by a concrete-like material.People have placed offerings next to the Chicago Rat Hole, Jan. 16, 2024.

It had been there for years, neighbors said.

But months ago, a photo of the rat-shaped imprint in the sidewalk went viral, thus becoming a tourist site and popular attraction for locals. There was even a 'Rat Hole' wedding.

WATCH: Chicago couple gets married at rat hole

But 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack said neighbors grew tired of locals and tourists swarming the area, taking pictures, making noise, and littering the sidewalk with items left as offerings.

So long, "Chicago Rat Hole."

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