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.

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

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

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CBS 2 Chicago Staff