April 27, 2016
Chicago residences rented through Airbnb, VRBO and other websites without proper licensing and regulation may irreparably harm Chicago’s tourism industry. A vibrant tourism industry is critical to the Chicago economy and provides thousands of jobs to local workers. The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce does not want to see these jobs and tax revenue at risk because a segment of the marketplace is not licensed….
Source: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160427/OPINION/160429859/hate-to-burst-the-bubble-but-we-should-regulate-airbnb-vrbo-and-the-like