Chicago’s leaders have regulated Airbnb hosts. In short, Airbnb hosts would be taxed, and several regulations will be implemented. Actor, Ashton Kutcher, isn’t happy about the plan. To be clear, he owns a pretty big stake in Airbnb. He posted his feelings on his Facebook page, but (from what I can tell) has since deleted that post. However, you can read what he wrote here. To add, it seems the city has created a “burglar’s paradise” with an online registry of home-sharing listing for the new tax plan.
Uber will no longer have surge pricing. Which means you won’t know whether you’re paying 2x, 3x, or 4x. You’ll just see what the trip will cost you when booking the Uber ride. Or, as they’re calling it: upfront fares.
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