Chicago area rents rise 5.9% in 2014

There still is strong demand for rental properties across the country. Like all real estate, there are pockets (including Chicago) which are stronger than others. Of course investors have noticed this too. Article is from CNBC and Trulia who does the tracking: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102159830
Longer term predictions are for rents to stagnate or decrease in 2015.
John