Department Of Business Affairs And Consumer Protection

Photo Of Taxi Sign (Jim Davis/Getty Images)

Two Men Sue Taxi Company, Claim Cabbie Kicked Them Out For Kissing

Two men who say they were kicked out of a cab while on their way to Lakeview from O’Hare are suing the taxi company, alleging that the brief kiss they shared prompted the driver to throw them out in a suburban grocery store parking lot.


South Shore Cultural Center (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

South Shore To Host African-American Small Business Expo

Business Affairs Commissioner Maria Guerra Lapacek said the audience on Saturday at the South Shore Cultural Center will include budding entrepreneurs and business owners looking to expand.


City Hall

City Cracks Down On Immigration Service Providers

A recent sting operation that targeted 31 immigration service providers found that all but one of them were in violation of the law.



City Hall Workshop Helps Entrepreneurs Boost Business With Twitter

The “Twitter for the Technologically Challenged” workshop at City Hall showed Mark Gray how he can better showcase electricity-saving products from his energy-auditing business.

WBBM Newsradio–04/12/2013

1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

City Council Cracks Down On Shady Tax Preparers

The Chicago City Council approved an ordinance Wednesday that would crack down on unscrupulous tax preparers.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012


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

A pedal pub operates in Nashville. (Credit: Diane Sjolin Willock)

Bike-Powered Pub Crawl Company Fights Rejection By City

A new company that wants to use 16-seat bicycle-powered vehicles to ferry them from pub to pub says it’s fighting the City of Chicago’s decision to deny it a business permit.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011


New Surcharge In Effect For Taxi Rides

Those jumping into a cab starting today should be aware that they will be paying about 50 cents more due to climbing gas prices.

WBBM Newsradio–01/04/2011