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chi-our-alcova-is-our-most (3) A room at the House of Two Urns in Wicker Park. The B&B has seen a 25% decrease in occupancy since the proliferation of Airbnb homes in the neighborhood.

CHICAGO—The war of words between traditional hotel operators and the Airbnb site has begun to escalate. Airbnb has become a popular option for travelers seeking short-term rental housing, but the American Hotel & Lodging Association claims that the service increasingly provides cover for commercial operators using it to avoid paying taxes and securing the proper licenses.

Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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