Uber, Airbnb Face Possible Crackdown; Dorothy Brown Defended

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The debate over how to regulate room-sharing companies like Airbnb boils to the surface as the City Council prepares to hold hearings on the matter next week. An alderman who wants to further regulate Uber and other ride-hailing services says he’s got the support he needs to get it through the Council. And Cook County Commissioners vote on massive redevelopment in the Illinois Medical district, and after some vociferous public support, pulled back on whether to make Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown’s position an appointed one. (Correction: We mistakenly said the new Cook County Health and Hospitals building would cost $18 million. The correct estimated cost is $118 million.)

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