Taxi Drivers Robbed In Austin, West Garfield ParkIn three robberies, suspects “used force and threat of force” to take cell phones, wallets and money from drivers, according to a community alert from Chicago Police. In one incident, the robbers were armed with a knife.
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.
Uber, Taxi Drivers Engage In Shouting Match Ahead Of City Council Hearing A news conference turned into a shouting match ahead of the City Council hearing on allowing ride-sharing services to pick up passengers at O’Hare and Midway airports, 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.
Police: Man Robbed 3 Taxi Drivers At GunpointThe robberies occurred about 6:40 p.m. in the 400 block of South Clinton; about 7:20 p.m. in the 500 block of South Clinton; and about 8 p.m. in the 200 block of South Dearborn, according to police.
Aurora Police Search For Men Who Robbed CabbiesBoth robberies--believed to be related--happened after a cab driver picked someone up from the Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway Ave.
Some Chicago Cabbies On Strike As New Rules Take EffectDespite the call for a strike during Monday’s morning rush, many cab drivers were still picking up fares.
Cabbies Threaten To Strike Over Call For Fare HikeIt may be a little harder to hail a cab in the very near future, as Chicago’s taxi drivers are threatening to walk off the job.
Cab Drivers: New City Regulations Don't Benefit UsCab drivers are protesting taxi industry reforms passed by the city in January.
City To Hold Hearing On Taxi Fare Hike Request -- In 6 Or 7 MonthsChicago cabbies seeking a 22 percent fare hike will get a City Council hearing on their request, but not for six to seven months.