CHICAGO, IL — A Pilsen resident told Patch on Friday that her landlords threatened to evict her in five days’ time over unpaid April rent, despite the current state-wide moratorium on evictions.The tenant, who asked only to go by Lauren, lives on West 22nd Place and said she and her partner’s income has been significantly diminished by the coronavirus closures. She also said she has a weakened immune system from a previous condition, and fears being out of her home amid the ongoing pandemic. “They told us that they didn’t want us here anymore after they realized we couldn’t really offer much more than we were really offering,” Lauren said. Lauren said she and her partner had planned to move in March when their lease expired, after the landlords had said they planned to raise their rent from $1,200 to $1,278 per month. With the onset of the coronavirus shut-down, she said she and her landlords — two brothers named Eduardo and Salvador Farias — agreed that it wouldn’t be feasible for them to move right away. The brothers extended the couple’s lease through the end of April, Lauren said. And that’s when the conflict really began. “I have my… Read full this story
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