CHICAGO (CBS) — About 200 residents of the Logan Square neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side staged a protest march and rally to call attention to sharply increasing rents.
Many of the protesters live in some of the roughly 80 buildings in Logan Square owned by Mark Fishman, of M. Fishman and company.
Beth Berringer says her rent is being raised by $360, and no longer will include heat, water or garbage, and she has until May first to pay or move.
“I’m a full-time student, I’m only working part time and it’s definitely a hardship,” she said. “Everyone in the building I’ve met can’t afford it or has to move.”