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Mayor Lori Lightfoot and a restaurant in downtown Chicago (Getty)

Chicago to ease capacity limits, open bars

Capacity regulations are being upped in Chicago — from minimal to less-than-half. Restaurants, gyms, retailers and salons can now operate at 40 percent — up from the previous 25 percent. However, a 50-person limit...

Chicago to ease capacity limits, open bars
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
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
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