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(Courtesy of Airbnb)

Illinois officials say that Airbnb's ban on lodging listings in the disputed West Bank violates state law.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner (Chicago Tonight file photo)

Gov. Bruce Rauner attempted Thursday to pressure Airbnb into reversing its ban on lodging listings in the disputed West Bank, calling for an investigation into whether the company is violating Illinois laws.

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In 2016, 7,600 Chicagoans hosted guests through Airbnb. (Courtesy of Airbnb)

Spare bedrooms are bringing in decent money for some Chicago residents: According to vacation rental website Airbnb, Chicago-area hosts earned an average of $4,100 in 2016.

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(Courtesy of GetMyBoat)

The sharing economy is surfacing on Chicago’s lakes and rivers as boat rental app GetMyBoat joins the likes of Uber, Lyft and Airbnb.

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