Uber, Lyft Face Aldermen As Committee Considers Tougher RulesA job killer, or an attempt to level an uneven playing field? That’s the way two sides describe a proposed ordinance that would force Uber and Lyft drivers to get the same licenses as taxi drivers.
Showdown Over City's Uber, Lyft Rules Set For City CouncilMore than 100,000 supporters of ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft, on the verge of a major crackdown by the city, have signed a petition fighting the new proposed rules.
Uber, Lyft Sued; McPier, Others Say Taxes Owed On Airport PickupsTwo local tourism agencies and a northwest suburb filed suit Friday against Uber and Lyft, claiming the ride-hailing services have refused to pay a tax imposed on all persons providing transportation from O’Hare and Midway airports.
Holiday Travelers Make Way Home On Busiest Day Of YearIt might have been easier to catch a ride to and from the airport today - the busiest travel day of the year - now that ride-sharing companies can work at O'Hare and Midway.
Uber Cleared For Airport Pickups In ChicagoA ride-hailing giant whose investors include Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s brother was cleared for take-off Tuesday at Chicago airports — just in time to cash in on the Thanksgiving travel rush.
Lyft Gets Green Light To Pick Up At Airports, McCormick PlaceJust in time for the busy holiday travel season, a ride-hailing company has been given the green light to pick up passengers at Chicago’s airports and McCormick Place, the city announced Sunday.
New Uber Ad Targets Long Taxi Lines At O'HareOn the eve of a City Council vote on opening Chicago’s airports to ride-sharing companies, Uber was looking to gain support with a new online ad campaign.
Aldermen Reach Compromise To Allow Ride-Sharing Drivers To Make Airport PickupsIn a compromise worked out today, drivers for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft will be allowed to serve Chicago's airports and the city might be able to hire a few more police officers, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Aldermen Call For Tightening Ride-Sharing Requirements Ahead Of Budget Vote Even as the Chicago City Council advanced Mayor Emanuel’s budget towards next week's final vote, several aldermen are trying to win agreement on a tightening of the requirements for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Cabbies, Uber Drivers Square Off At City HallAfter a failed 24-hour strike last week, activists from the taxi industry took their fight to City Hall on Wednesday, protesting what they say is preferential treatment for rival ride-sharing companies.
Mixed Results At Start Of Taxi Driver StrikeAt least one association representing cab drivers across the city has pledged to go on strike on Thursday, to protest Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to allow rival ride-sharing companies to begin doing business at O’Hare and Midway airports, but it appeared many other cabbies were ignoring the work stoppage.
Cabbies Plan One-Day Strike In Protest Against Ride-Share CompaniesChicago cab drivers said they plan to stage a one-day strike in Chicago on Thursday, to protest proposed city rules they believe would give ride-sharing services like Uber even more of an unfair advantage.