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License And Consumer Protection Committee

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 Companies Seek To Defend Their Reputation

Ridesharing companies – and their drivers and customers – have urged aldermen to allow the services to continue in Chicago, without severe restrictions sought by the taxi industry.

03/27/2014

Hot Food Truck

City Council Panel OKs Food Truck Plan

A City Council panel has signed off on a plan that would legalize food trucks that cook their food on board, over the complaints from both food truck owners and traditional restaurants.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

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City Council Panel Endorses Banning Minors From Tanning Salons

Emotional testimony on Wednesday spurred a City Council committee to give preliminary approval for an outright ban on people under the age of 18 using tanning parlors.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

City Council Chambers

City Council Committees To Discuss Taxi Reforms, NATO/G8 Summits

A busy day is on tap at City Hall Tuesday, with taxi regulation and the NATO/G8 summits among the matters up for debate in committee hearings.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012