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Cabbies File Lawsuit Over Unregulated Ride-Share Companies

AP | Posted 02.07.2014 | Business

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's major taxi companies on Thursday sued the city over a proposed ordinance that Mayor Rahm Emanuel says closes a loophole tha...

Gay Couple Sues After Being Told To Leave Taxi For Kissing

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Oct 28 (Reuters) - A gay couple filed a human rights complaint on Monday against a Chicago-area taxi compa...

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...

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...

New App Warns Users Of Smelly Taxis, Cabbies

Posted 10.19.2011 | Chicago

They say that entrepreneurial inspiration can come from just about anywhere, but for 32-year-old Chicago-based smartphone app developer Adam Saffro, i...

One Killed, Two Injured In Streeterville Cab Crash

Posted 08.27.2011 | Chicago

One pedestrian is dead and two others were seriously injured after a taxi cab lost control and swerved into a wall near the intersection of Illinois S...

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...

Fix The Budget By Hiking Cab Fares?

Chicago Sun-Times | Grits for Breakfast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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 --...

Taxi Driver Driven To Write Chicago Mystery Novel

Chicago Sun-Times | Queens Crap | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Let's just tell it like it is: Jack Clark started out as a hack writer who was better at driving a cab than meeting deadlines for the Chicago Reader. ...

Robber Uses GPS-Equipped Cab For Getaway, Is Immediately Caught

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 40-year-old convicted armed robber with a long rap sheet went back into business but this time made the mistake of using as his getaway vehicle a ta...

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....

Cab Fuel Surcharge Going Back Into Effect

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The city's $0.50 taxicab fuel surcharge is going back into effect one minute after midnight, officials announced Wednesday. After seven straight days...

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....

The Country's First Cab Vomit Law?

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago could become the first major city in the country with a puking ordinance if cab drivers get their way. Chicago taxi drivers proposed a packag...

Taxi Fuel Surcharge Expiring At Midnight

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The on-again, off-again taxi fuel surcharge is expiring yet again at midnight, the city's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection annou...

Taxi Fuel Surcharge Going Back Into Effect

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Only three weeks after expiring, Chicago's taxi fuel surcharge is coming back Thursday at 12:01 a.m., the city's Department of Business Affairs and Co...

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...

Four Tips for a Great Taxi Ride (or Anything Else You Want)

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

People like to bemoan the dearth of customer service in America. But is there anything you can do to get better service in out there in the cold cruel world of indifference?

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...

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...