Top News

Appeals court: Chicago can't slap hotel tax on booking fees charged by Expedia, other travel sites

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 27, 2017, 6:33pm

The city of Chicago will not be able to collect $29 million it believed it was owed by Expedia and other online travel booking sites, after a state appeals court ruled the city’s hotel taxes can’t be applied to the fees charged by the booking services.

Redflex removes $300 million city red light camera bribery lawsuit to federal court

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 21, 2015, 6:55pm

The red light camera vendor accused of bribing Chicago’s transportation director to get and keep the city’s red light camera contract says it believes the city’s $300 million lawsuit over the bribery allegations belongs in a federal, not county, courtroom. On Monday, Sept. 21, Redflex filed notice in federal court in Chicago of its intent to remove the case from Cook County Circuit Court.