City Launches New Portal For Shared Housing Hosts, Who Now Must Register With BACP To Rent Out Through Services Such As AirbnbThe Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection on Tuesday launched a new online portal to process registrations for shared housing such as Airbnb and HomeAway.
After Friends Call Off Trip To Mexico Because Of Pandemic, They Can't Get Full Refund Or Credit From AirbnbSome friends joined together to book a stay in Mexico next winter, before the pandemic spread across the U.S. and other countries. When it became clear things weren’t going to work out, they figured they would get a full refund or at least a credit. But Airbnb said no dice.
Some Neighbors Relieved As Chicago Bans One-Night Rentals To Crack Down On PartiesThe City of Chicago is cracking down on partying by banning one night rentals through sites like Airbnb.
Aldermen To Ban Single-Night Home-Sharing Rentals In Effort To Crack Down On Illegal PartiesHome-sharing hosts also could face fines of up to $10,000 if they allow guests to throw illegal parties, under a crackdown endorsed by the City Council License Committee on Tuesday.
At 'Dorm Style' Airbnb, Guests Share Rooms, Even During PandemicPeople all over the world are doing their best to stay away from strangers right now. Imagine sharing an apartment with one.
City Partners With Airbnb To Help Those Fleeing Domestic Violence During Stay-At-Home OrderMayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday announced a partnership with Airbnb to support people who are fleeing violence during the coronavirus pandemic.
Man Found Dead After Shooting At Airbnb Party In Barrington HillsA man was found dead at a house in Barrington Hills after police responded to a call for shots fired. 
City Share Housing Ordinance Enables Out-Of-Control Party Houses At Rented Homes, Critics SayMassive crowds, public drinking, and so-called crib parties are just some of the problems that have plagued some neighbors in Old Town for years.
Wicker Park Home Removed Permanently From Airbnb After Guns Are Confiscated At Party, 4 Men Are ChargedWhen left unchecked, some parties have turned violent. A San Francisco-area mansion party last October ended with five people shot dead.
4 Men In Court After Illegal Party Bust At Wicker Park Airbnb; Police Investigate Whether Guns Recovered Were Used In CrimesFour men appeared in court Sunday after police broke up an illegal party at a Wicker Park apartment that was being rented out as an Airbnb.
Chicago Police Seize 25 Weapons After Crashing Gang-Related Airbnb PartyChicago police crashed a gang-related party and seized 25 guns early Saturday morning, Chicago police confirm.