The Council’s License Committee has a packed agenda today, from appointing a new commissioner of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) to walking back parts of the city’s controversial Airbnb rules passed last summer.

The city’s “Share Housing” Ordinance, aimed at regulating platforms like Airbnb in Chicago, has been the subject of two lawsuits since the regulations were approved in June: one filed in federal court in November by the nonprofit Keep Chicago Livable; another filed in Cook County Circuit Court a week later by the Liberty Justice Center, the legal arm of the conservative-leaning Illinois Policy Institute.

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