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Kicked Out Of An Airport Taxi Cab...For A Kiss?

Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay Voices

A Chicago-based gay couple is crying foul after allegedly being ejected from a taxi cab onto a busy expressway after a quick kiss. Steven White an...

Chicago Cabbies May Go On A Monday Rush Hour Strike

Posted 06.27.2012 | Chicago

Some Chicago cab drivers are threatening to go on a Monday morning rush-hour strike unless the city grants them a fare hike. The Chicago Tribune re...

Chicago Cabbies Will Get Hearing On Fare Increase

AP | Posted 04.03.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago cabbies will get a city hearing on their proposal to raise fares by 22 percent even though they didn't collect the required nu...

WATCH: Man Describes Cab Ride From Hell

Posted 03.26.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago man has filed a complaint with the city over a cab driver who allegedly threatened him with a bat and attacked him with pepper spray because...

Chicago Cracks Down On Dangerous Cab Drivers

Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

After cab drivers were involved in two separate fatal collisions this summer in Chicago, city officials moved to crack down on some of the most danger...

City To Help Taxi Companies Buy Green Vehicles

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 09.09.2013 | Chicago

Chicago is hoping to make its taxi fleet a bit more green, so on Earth Day, it launched a new program to help the industry buy cost-effective hybrid a...

Thousands Of Chicago Cabs Will Have Security Cameras Installed

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In an effort to thwart crimes against cabdrivers, thousands of small security cameras will be installed in taxis across the city in the next few years...

Many Chicago Cabs Were Once Wrecks, Says City

Chicaho Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Under Illinois law, once any state brands a vehicle "salvage," it can't be driven in Illinois until state officials inspect it, certify that it has be...

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....

City Cracking Down On Unlicensed Cab Drivers

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Jerzy," a rogue taxi driver, sauntered through door 1D on the lower level of O'Hare International Airport like he owned the place....

Cabbies Want Fare Increase

ABC 7 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A cab ride in Chicago could cost you more if taxi drivers get their way. ...

Taxi Fuel Surcharge Being Phased Out

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The city could eliminate the 50-cent taxi fuel surcharge Friday, ABC 7 reports. The surcharge is added when gas prices top $2.70 per gallon. It's rem...

Chicago Cabs Getting New York-Style Credit Card Touch Screens

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The refusal of some Chicago taxicab drivers to accept credit cards leads to hundreds of complaints to city officials each year, ranking third behind r...

Cabbies Assault Passengers For Paying With Credit Cards

CBS 2 | Dave Savini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cab riders held prisoner, assaulted and even ripped off - all because of how they wanted to pay their fare. There have been thousands of complaints ag...

Thousands Of Cab Drivers Strike, But Impact Slim

Chicago Tribune | Emily S. Achenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thousands of holiday travelers leaving O'Hare International Airport found plenty of cabs waiting in line outside the airport Sunday, despite the decis...

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...

Cab Fares To Drop Friday As Gas Surchage Expires

STNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The extra 50-cent surcharge being added to Chicago cab fares will expire early Friday morning. City Consumer Services Commissioner Norma Reyes announ...

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...

Cab Surcharge Could End Next Week

Crain's Chicago Business | Lorene Yue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Look for cab fares to drop next week if gasoline prices keep falling. The current 50-cent taxicab fuel surcharge could disappear Nov. 14 if gas price...

Some Chicago Cabs Haven't Reduced Surcharge

Chicago Public Radio | Tasha Flournoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A $1 fuel surcharge in Chicago taxi cabs is supposed to drop to 50 cents today. But several cabbies still haven't reduced the fee. None of the handfu...

Cabbies Threaten To Strike

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

Furious that Chicago taxicab fares are going down -- not up -- cabdrivers on Thursday gave Mayor Daley a two-week ultimatum: Support a 16 percent fare...

Cab Costs Dropping

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

On Halloween morning, Chicago will wake up to some consumer news that is not scary, for a change: The cost of riding in a cab is going down. At 12:01...

Cab Fares Rising In 2009

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE Cab fares will increase in 2009, the first price hike in four years, a top mayoral aide told the Sun-Times Wednesday. "We have given taxi dr...