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Short-term rentals in Chicago dipped in June, but spiked in  Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (left) and (right) Saugatuck, Michigan (iStock)

Short-term rentals soar outside Chicago…way outside

As with other big cities across the country, the coronavirus crisis has sent many Chicagoans in search of short-term...

Short-term rentals soar outside Chicago…way outside
Chicago will direct $33 million to help renters and homeowners avoid eviction and foreclosure (iStock)

Chicago ups ante to help residents avoid eviction, foreclosure

Chicago will provide a total of $33 million to renters and homeowners struggling to prevent eviction and foreclosure. Mayor...

Chicago ups ante to help residents avoid eviction, foreclosure
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and Mayor Lori Lightfoot (Getty)

Lightfoot proposes stricter rules on short-term rentals

No to single-night stays and loopholes for licenses. Yes, to tiered fee structures and additional city enforcement power. Those...

Lightfoot proposes stricter rules on short-term rentals
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the former Cabrini-Green public housing complex, which the city is redeveloping with help from TIF district funding (Getty)

State approves funding for low-income housing for Near North TIF district

Roughly $36 million a year will go to low-income housing on Chicago’s Near North Side, a move the state...

State approves funding for low-income housing for Near North TIF district
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is allowing city restaurants and bars to open for indoor dining — with restrictions — a week ahead of schedule. (Getty)

Order up: Lightfoot to allow indoor dining at restaurants, bars ahead of schedule

Chicago will reopen restaurants and bars for indoor dining with restrictions on Friday, as Mayor Lori Lightfoot moved to...

Order up: Lightfoot to allow indoor dining at restaurants, bars ahead of schedule
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city may have to raise property taxes to make up for some of the economic losses it sustained from the coronavirus closures

Lightfoot says property tax hike back on table: Blame Covid

The pandemic’s economic punch in the gut to Chicago has pushed the budget shortfall to at least $700 million,...

Lightfoot says property tax hike back on table: Blame Covid
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will create a fund to help store owners whose shops were damaged by recent looting. (Getty)

Chicago reopens for business but remains under curfew

Chicago has begun reopening businesses after the coronavirus lockdown, but remains under a 9 p.m. curfew following the George...

Chicago reopens for business but remains under curfew
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. J.B. Pritzker (Getty)

George Floyd protests, widespread looting call into question city’s reopening

Protests over the police killing of George Floyd that splintered into widespread looting and vandalism of retail stores in...

George Floyd protests, widespread looting call into question city’s reopening
Lori Lightfoot (Credit: KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Chicago hotels see slight boost as city sets to reopen

As Chicago prepares for a wide range of business reopenings, its hotels have reported another week of improving numbers....

Chicago hotels see slight boost as city sets to reopen
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the power plant (Credit: KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images, and Google Maps)

Following protests, Lightfoot calls off second demolition in Little Village

Since the dust hasn’t yet settled, Mayor Lori Lightfoot will call off a second demolition at the site of...

Following protests, Lightfoot calls off second demolition in Little Village
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