By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Dozens of people attended a rally at Union Park on the Near West Side Saturday, calling for more financial support for the unemployed.

“Every day, landlords across Chicago are illegally evicting working-class, Black, Brown, and queer tenants out of their apartments and out of their communities into an eviction,” an activist said.

READ MORE: High Ranking Cook County Sheriff's Office Official Resigns Amid Complaints Of Inappropriate, Unsolicited Sexual Comments To Colleague

The group also wants elected officials to support legislation to preventing tenants from being evicted during the pandemic.

READ MORE: Another Delay For Bid To Create Database For CPD Misconduct Files As Aldermen Question Cost, Frustrating City's Top Watchdog

More than 1 million Illinois residents are out of work since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak.

MORE NEWS: Expert Breaks Down The Seconds Before Adam Toledo Was Shot In Body Camera Video

 

CBS 2 Chicago Staff