11/18/2010 01:30 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Budget Crisis: Aldermen Propose $1 Taxi-Ride Surcharge

Chicago taxicab riders would pay a $1-a-ride surcharge, but the $70 million raised by the fee would go to the city budget -- not struggling cabbies -- under a surprise plan proposed Wednesday by a pair of influential aldermen.

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