Cab Drivers

Mr. February in the 2015 Chicago Taxi Driver Calendar. (Credit: taxicalendar.com)

Cabbies Publish Another Racy Calendar To Fund Fight With City

Chicago cab drivers have graced the pages of a pinup calendar for 2015, as part of a legal battle with the city in federal court.

12/17/2014

Taxi

Cabbies, City Agree To Reforms; Centralized Dispatch, But No Fare Hike

With the city of Chicago allowing so-called ride-sharing companies to operate under fewer restrictions than traditional taxi companies, the Emanuel administration and cab drivers have reached an unprecedented agreement on reforms to help the taxi cab industry.

09/30/2014

A Lyft car sits at a stoplight. As ridesharing services like Lyft, Uber and SideCar become more popular, the taxi industry is pushing for tougher regulation of their new competition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rideshare Firms Ask Judge To Toss Cab Companies’ Lawsuit

Ridesharing companies competing with cab drivers for fares were fighting back against a federal lawsuit seeking to force the city to regulate the new business the same way as traditional cab companies.

03/25/2014

Taxi

Chicago Voters Say No To Taxi Fare Hike

The question did not specify how much to raise the rate for taxi cabs in Chicago. Aldermen put the question on the ballot only as an advisory measure, so a yes vote would not have meant a fare hike.

03/19/2014

A Lyft car sits at a stoplight. As ridesharing services like Lyft, Uber and SideCar become more popular, the taxi industry is pushing for tougher regulation of their new competition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cabbies Sue City Over Lack Of Regulation For Ride-Sharing Services

Taxi companies and drivers have sued the city of Chicago, claiming newly proposed regulations for competing ride-sharing companies don’t go far enough, and alleging the city has allowed an “unlawful taxi caste system” to emerge.

02/06/2014

Taxi

Cabbies Create Pin-Up Calendar To Fund Lawsuit Against City

The pin-up calendar was created by Melissa Callahan, a cabbie who argues cab drivers should be considered city employees.

12/26/2013

Photo Of Taxi Sign (Jim Davis/Getty Images)

Free Flu Shots For Cab Drivers At O’Hare

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday, licensed cab drivers can get a free flu shot at O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

Taxi

Cab Drivers Petition City Council Committee For Fare Hike

Chicago cab drivers say it’s time for a fare increase, and they’re taking their argument to City Hall Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

Photo Of Taxi Sign (Jim Davis/Getty Images)

City Adopts Strategies To Weed Out Dangerous Cab Drivers

A city commissioner is crediting CBS 2 for helping set up new screening methods to keep dangerous cab drivers off the road. Pam Zekman reports.

06/21/2012

Taxi Protest

Cab Drivers: New City Regulations Don’t Benefit Us

Cab drivers are protesting taxi industry reforms passed by the city in January.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Taxi

City, Cabbies Clashing On Plans For Taxi Reform Without Fare Hikes

The Emanuel administration and some Chicago cabbies are set to clash over the city’s plans to reshape the taxi industry without raising fares.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

Taxi

Cab Drivers Want Steep Fare Hike, Vomit Cleanup Fee

It’s been six years since Chicago cab drivers have had a fare increase and cabbies say it’s about time they had another one.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

Simon Ohiri racked up more than 100 tickets and is still driving a cab. (CBS)

2 Investigators: 1 Cabbie, 116 Tickets

The case of Simon Ohiri, who has one of the worst track records, underscores loopholes in city regulations that need to be closed to protect passengers and pedestrians.

09/23/2011