A Chicago cabbie with a weak spot for the disabled has won the city’s Taxicab Driver Excellence Award, which comes with independence for the driver.
Melvin M. Atto, 21, faces felony counts of armed robbery and aggravated battery for the attack that happened about 2:30 a.m. in the 6700 block of North California Avenue, Chicago Police said.
The 32-year-old cab driver picked up a passenger in his Yellow Cab at Western and Devon avenues around 2:30 a.m., police said. After the man got in the cab, he announced a robbery, and displayed a knife.
The man, believed to be between 45 and 55 years old, was shot in the chest about 8:45 p.m. in the 1200 block of South Albany Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
Police in Elgin were investigating a scuffle between a cab driver and another motorist, an incident which sparked a mini-uproar on social media over the past few days.
A writer for Sports Illustrated has been charged with hitting a cab driver in Chicago early Saturday morning.
Eric Chung received his sentence Wednesday after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and one count of attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault.
A man who allegedly stole an SUV last week apparently was so desperate to get away after crashing into a taxi, that he slammed into four other vehicles, and left a trail of wreckage on a Lakeview street, before he was arrested a short time later.
An 18-year-old suburban man allegedly refused to pay a $175 taxi fare, then threw a cup of bleach into the cab driver’s eyes.
Nothing seemed out of the ordinary early Thursday when an Aurora cab driver took the call to pick up a man at a Naperville gas station.
Police say the man asked the driver to pull over, and the man grabbed the cab driver and slashed his neck.
A cab driver was arrested over the weekend, after allegedly kidnapping a woman and sexually assaulting her inside his taxi in northwest suburban Schaumburg.
A North Side man has been arrested and charged with the stabbing and robbery of a cab driver in Park Ridge.
A St. Charles man wants to find the cab driver he believes delivered his daughter out of harm’s way.
When an elderly woman was struck by a cab and laid in the middle of a North Side street, she unwittingly became an example of a system that allows cab drivers with bad driving records to remain on the streets of Chicago.
A suspect suddenly backed out of a plea deal Wednesday for attacking a cab driver who later died in Zion, claiming his religious beliefs exempt him from the law.
A 30-year-old driver was at work just a few hours when he picked up a passenger who police say shot and killed him early Saturday. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.
Two men are set to appear in bond court in Maywood Friday, charged with a Nov. 26 shooting that left a taxi driver dead and a second person wounded.
A cab driver who walked into Police Headquarters Friday night and told officers he recently shot two other cabbies at a Near South Side cab depot was charged Saturday for only one of the shootings and ordered held on $450,000 bond.
A cab driver walked into Police Headquarters Friday night and turned himself for shooting two people at a Near South Side cab depot less than an hour earlier.