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Hotwire, Hotels.com, other online travel sites to pay Lombard $459K to settle hotel taxes lawsuit

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 25, 2016, 1:04pm

The village of Lombard will reap a $459,000 payday from the operators of six of the biggest online travel websites – the only Illinois municipality allowed to do so - after a federal judge signed off on a deal to end a years-long court fight over claims the travel sites had stiffed Lombard and other suburban Chicago communities of hotel taxes.

Suburbs add to growing list of towns saying Expedia, other travel sites owe underpaid hotel taxes

Scott Holland Dec. 11, 2015, 10:43pm

Online travel agents are facing legal action from local government agencies across the country, claiming they are being shorted perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars of hotel taxes by the travel sites.