Department Of Business Affairs And Consumer Protection

Two Men Sue Taxi Company, Claim Cabbie Kicked Them Out For KissingTwo 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 To Host African-American Small Business ExpoBusiness 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 Cracks Down On Immigration Service ProvidersA 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 TwitterThe “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.
City Council Cracks Down On Shady Tax PreparersThe Chicago City Council approved an ordinance Wednesday that would crack down on unscrupulous tax preparers.
City Council OKs Plan For Taxi Regulations, Permanent Fuel SurchargeA plan approved by the City Council Wednesday will mean higher cab fares for everyone.
Bike-Powered Pub Crawl Company Fights Rejection By CityA 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.
New Surcharge In Effect For Taxi RidesThose jumping into a cab starting today should be aware that they will be paying about 50 cents more due to climbing gas prices.