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Police Board Fires Cop Accused Of Pulling Gun On Cabbie

Karl Clermont recalls the booze-fueled encounter he had with an off-duty Chicago police detective in April 2009. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

09/18/2014

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Taxi Slowdown Staged To Demand Fare Hike, Regulations For Competitors

It was not immediately clear how many of the city’s 7,000 taxicabs would be idled by any slowdown. Attempts in the past by taxi drivers to stage work slowdowns have generally been unsuccessful because the drivers have not been well-organized.

09/11/2014

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Police: Be On The Lookout For Cross-Dressing Cab Thief

07/14/2014

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Police: Drunk Couple Had Sex In Cab, Then Couldn’t Pay Fare

A couple’s erotic cab ride from a bar to southwest suburban Orland Park ended on a less-than-romantic note when they couldn’t cover the fare, according to police.

02/24/2014

Steven White, left, and Matt McCrea say their kiss in the back of a taxi offended the driver. (CBS)

Men Ejected For Kiss In Cab File Lawsuit

Matt McCrea and Steven White say a taxi driver bounced them from a cab when they exchanged a tame kiss. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

10/28/2013

Steven White, left, and Matt McCrea say their kiss in the back of a taxi offended the driver. (CBS)

Two Men Say Cabbie Ejected Them For Kissing

The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, the city’s overseer of cabs, said drivers have rights but cannot discriminate. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

05/31/2013

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Cab Strikes Pedestrian, Crashes Into Liquor Store

A taxicab disobeyed a red light and struck another cab, which then struck a pedestrian and crashed into a liquor store.

01/11/2013

City Offers Free Medallion To Cabbie Who Wins Award For Service To Disabled

The City of Chicago is offering a major reward to cabdrivers who serve disabled passengers – a free medallion.

WBBM Newsradio–09/22/2012

Lake Shore Drive Crash

Crash Sends Taxi Into Guardrail On Lake Shore Drive

A crash sent a taxi flying into the guardrail alongside North Lake Shore Drive overnight.

09/20/2012

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Pedestrian Hit By Taxi Downtown

A pedestrian was hospitalized Thursday morning, after being hit by a taxi downtown.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Fatal Taxi Crash

Man Waiting For Bus Hit, Killed By Taxi At Milwaukee And Chicago Avenues

A taxicab was destroyed beyond recognition Tuesday morning, after it slammed into a bench and a pole at Chicago and Milwaukee avenues and killed a man waiting at a bus stop.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

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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

Cabbie Strike Call

Cabbies Threaten To Strike Over Call For Fare Hike

It may be a little harder to hail a cab in the very near future, as Chicago’s taxi drivers are threatening to walk off the job.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

State And Ohio Crash

2 Hurt When Car Hits Cab, Window Washing Van In River North

Two people were in the hospital Thursday morning, after a motorist slammed into a cab and a window washing van in River North – knocking the window washer right off the scaffolding mounted on top.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

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City Council OKs Plan For Taxi Regulations, Permanent Fuel Surcharge

A plan approved by the City Council Wednesday will mean higher cab fares for everyone.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

Columbus And Roosevelt Crash

Pickup Truck Slams Into Taxi At Columbus And Roosevelt

Early morning rush hour traffic was tied up downtown Monday, after a pickup truck slammed into a taxi at Columbus Drive and Roosevelt Road.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2011

Cab Fatal Crash

Why Was He Driving? Cabbie In Deadly Crash Had Long Record

The cab driver who crashed into a pedestrian and a building in Streeterville Monday had dozens of prior traffic tickets and was involved in another accident that left someone injured, records show.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

Cab Fatal Crash

1 Dead, 2 Hurt When Cab Slams Into Building In Streeterville

One person was killed, and two others were injured, when a cab struck a building in the Streeterville neighborhood this morning.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011

Dunkin' Donuts Crash

2 Hurt When Car Slams Into Dunkin’ Donuts Downtown

Two drivers were taken to the hospital this morning when a sport-utility vehicle and a taxi crashed downtown, sending the SUV into a Dunkin’ Donuts.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2011

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‘Unruly’ Passenger Allegedly Stole Taxi

The cab driver initially asked the man out of the taxi because he was “unruly” in the backseat, prosecutors said.

04/27/2011

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