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Cabbies, City Agree To Reforms; Centralized Dispatch, But No Fare Hike

With the city of Chicago allowing so-called ride-sharing companies to operate under fewer restrictions than traditional taxi companies, the Emanuel administration and cab drivers have reached an unprecedented agreement on reforms to help the taxi cab industry.

09/30/2014

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

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

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 Firms Ask Judge To Toss Cab Companies’ Lawsuit

Ridesharing companies competing with cab drivers for fares were fighting back against a federal lawsuit seeking to force the city to regulate the new business the same way as traditional cab companies.

03/25/2014

An editorial on the front page of The Chicago Dispatcher, a trade publication for the taxi industry, threatens to out five "secretly gay" aldermen if the city doesn't ban ride-sharing companies, which compete with the taxi industry. (Credit: chicagodispatcher.com)

Taxi Publication Threatens To Expose ‘Secretly Gay’ Aldermen If City Doesn’t Ban Ride-Sharing

A trade newspaper for the city’s taxi industry has threatened to out five aldermen who it claims are “secretly gay,” unless the City Council bans ride-sharing services like Uber, Lyft, and SideCar.

03/11/2014

Taxi

Taxi Industry Paper: Did Fundraiser Change Alderman’s Mind?

Questions are being raised about the timing of a fundraiser held for an influential Chicago alderman.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012