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Chicago Cab Drivers

Consumer Protection Commissioner Proposes Hikes In Taxicab Fares, Lease Prices

Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago

The commissioner of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection has begun the first overhaul to taxicab regulation in Chicago in nearly...

Local Cab Driver Shares Tales From The Job In New Book

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

"A raised hand generates an irresistible magnetic pull on a taxi driver. After some years the mind is trained to seek it out to the point of forming l...

Raja Lahrasib Khan, Chicago Taxi Driver, Pleads Not Guilty To Aiding Al Qaeda

AP | By MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A Chicago cab driver pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he attempted to aid al-Qaida by sending money to a terrorist leader believed...

1 In 5 Cab Drivers Assaulted On The Job: UIC Survey

Chicago Sun-Times | MARY WISNIEWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Hong "Steve" Kim, 50, a cabdriver from Humboldt Park, got robbed at gunpoint in his cab a few years ago, the assailant told him he was lucky....

Cab Drivers Work More, Earn Less: Study

Chicago Public Radio | Chip Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new study finds that Chicago cab drivers make a lot less than you may think and that they work more hours than most people. Taxi drivers hope the re...

Chicago Cab Drivers Seek 16% Fare Increase, Threaten Strike

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago cab drivers say they'll strike for 24 hours starting Sunday because of concern over fares. Many protested outside of Chicago's City Hall on T...

Cabbies Vow Strike As Fares Drop

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago taxicab fares are about to drop for the second time in two weeks. But passengers may soon have a more difficult time finding a cab. The two-t...