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On Tuesday, the judge denied a motion seeking to temporary block the regulations the Chicago City Council voted to approve last June.
With that, Bill McCaffrey of the city’s law department tells the Chicago Tribune the city will begin “taking steps to enforce all aspects of its home-sharing ordinance.”
The ordinance was sparked by concerns that short-term rental companies were turning residential buildings into virtual hotels and party hotspots. It puts a limit on the number of units in a building that can be rented out on the home-sharing sites and calls for an extra tax on home-sharing hosts.