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Suit: Cabbie Talked On Cellphone While Taxi Dragged Woman Downtown

Anne Brandt filed the negligence lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging she was dragged for “some distance” after the taxi dropped her off about 8 a.m. April 23 near Michigan Avenue and Washington Street.

05/22/2015

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Taxi vs. Bike Messenger: Who Wins Race From Loop To Wrigley?

Bike messenger Nico Deportago-Cabrera is a fast dude.

03/30/2015

Taxis navigate the city streets on September 8, 2011 in Chicago. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Watchdog Finds Shortcomings In Taxi Inspections

Chicago’s inspector general has raised questions about inspections of taxi cabs by the city that regulates the taxi industry, and a top administration official has blamed faulty equipment for some of the problems.

03/17/2015

A taxi cab crashed through the bedroom wall of a house in Glendale Heights on Monday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Taxi Crashes Into House, Driver Takes Off

Police in Glendale Heights were searching for a cab driver who crashed his taxi through the wall of a house early Monday, and then ran off.

12/01/2014

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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.

08/27/2014

A two-vehicle crash left four people seriously injured early Wednesday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Downtown Taxi Crash Leaves 4 Hurt

A Porsche SUV was northbound in the 400 block of South Michigan Avenue about 2:30 a.m. when the driver failed to stop at a red light and struck a taxi, police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said.

05/21/2014

Police and paramedics work to clear a crash on Lake Shore Drive early Friday. (Photo by Network Video Productions)

1 Killed, 3 Injured In Lake Shore Drive Crash

A woman died of injuries she sustained in a head-on crash on downtown Lake Shore Drive early Friday that injured three other people.

05/02/2014

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)

Ride-Sharing Regulations Passed By City Council Committee

The Emanuel administration has now outlined regulations that would allow so-called ride-sharing services to legally co-exist with regular Chicago taxicab companies.

04/24/2014

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)

Illinois House OKs Ride-Sharing Regulations

Illinois lawmakers took steps Thursday toward creating rules for unregulated ridesharing companies, which have gained popularity in Chicago the past few years.

04/11/2014

Four Injured In River North Crash

Rescue crews responded to the two-vehicle crash about 11:05 p.m. in the 400 block of North Clark Street.

02/28/2014

A taxi cab crashed into an SUV, which flipped over, at the intersection of Michigan and Monroe late Monday night. (Credit: NVP News Video)

One Hurt When Taxi Strikes SUV Downtown

A taxi driver was southbound on Michigan Avenue about 11 p.m. when his car collided with a 2004 Ford Escape going east on Monroe Street.

02/25/2014

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)

Cabbies Sue City Over Lack Of Regulation For Ride-Sharing Services

Taxi companies and drivers have sued the city of Chicago, claiming newly proposed regulations for competing ride-sharing companies don’t go far enough, and alleging the city has allowed an “unlawful taxi caste system” to emerge.

02/06/2014

A 19-year-old driving a stolen SUV rear-ended a taxi, then slammed into four cars fleeing the scene. Police said he was later arrested. (Credit: YouTube)

VIDEO: Car Thief Slams Into Four Cars While Fleeing Earlier Crash

A man who allegedly stole an SUV last week apparently was so desperate to get away after crashing into a taxi, that he slammed into four other vehicles, and left a trail of wreckage on a Lakeview street, before he was arrested a short time later.

11/06/2013

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Four Hurt In Six-Car Crash In Niles

The driver of a Ford F-150 pickup was westbound on Dempster Street just before 11 p.m. when he crossed into the eastbound lanes and hit a taxi head-on, according to Niles police.

10/24/2013

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New App To Link Disabled Commuters With Accessible Taxis

A local tech start-up and a disabled advocacy group will make getting a wheelchair-accessible taxi in Chicago a lot easier starting in August.

06/27/2013

Eric Chung, 29, is charged with kidnapping and raping a woman inside his cab. (Credit: Schaumburg Police)

Cabbie Accused Of Kidnapping, Raping Woman In Taxi Charged In 2nd Attack

A cab driver was arrested over the weekend, after allegedly kidnapping a woman and sexually assaulting her inside his taxi in northwest suburban Schaumburg.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2013

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‘Intoxicated’ Woman Critically Injured When Struck By Cab In Lakeview

CHICAGO (STMW) — A woman who drunkenly walked into a roadway and was struck by a taxi cab on the North Side remains remains in critical condition. Police say the woman, 26, was “intoxicated” when […]

11/24/2012

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Man Dies After Being Hit By Taxi In Rogers Park

A 34-year-old man died early Thursday after walking into traffic and being struck by a taxi in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood.

10/18/2012

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2 Investigators: Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud When Using A Cab

Getting into a cab is supposed to be a convenience, but in some cases using a credit or debit card to pay for that cab can end with hundreds of dollars in overcharges.

CBS 2–09/26/2012

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Taxi Driver Dies Following Accident In Bucktown

A 57-year-old taxi driver died following an accident Sunday morning in the Near Northwest Side Bucktown neighborhood that may have been caused by a medical condition he suffered.

03/04/2012

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