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Tenants, Landlords at Odds Over Call for Rent Freeze

Clip: 04/01/2020 | 9m 9s

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In just the past month, Illinois unemployment claims ballooned to more than 133,000 as people lost their jobs in the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic – and it could be just the beginning. Is a rent freeze the right answer during the pandemic?

Aired: 04/01/20 | Rating: NR

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