Roselle Targets Short-Term House Rentals After Fatal Shooting

Jim Gudas
July 15, 2020 - 5:37 pm

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- As Roselle police continue looking for whoever fired more than 60 shots last month at a party in a house being rented short-term, the village is considering options for restricting or banning such rentals.

Roselle police say one man was killed and four others were wounded in the June 27 shooting at the home at Roselle and Picton roads.

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Village Attorney Jim Knippen explained at this week's village board meeting that because Roselle is not a home rule community, its options for changing the rules for short-term house rentals are limited.

Home rule would require approval from Roselle voters, and the deadline for putting a referendum on the November ballot is Aug. 17.

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Mayor Andy Maglio has proposed a moratorium on short-term house rentals, as Roselle considers long-term options.