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Chicago set to roll out Airbnb rules after months of delay

Chicago set to roll out Airbnb rules after months of delay

After three months of delays, Chicago's ordinance imposing stricter regulations on Airbnb and other home-sharing platforms could soon go into full effect.

Implementation of some rules within the ordinance, approved last summer, has been held up in federal court since December. On Tuesday, a judge denied a motion seeking to temporarily block the regulations.

A spokesman for the city's Law Department said Chicago is preparing to implement the new rules.

"We are pleased with the judge's ruling, and the city will begin taking steps to enforce all aspects of its home-sharing ordinance," spokesman Bill McCaffrey wrote in an email.

The ordinance has proved...

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