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Police Board Fires Cop Accused Of Pulling Gun On Cabbie

Karl Clermont recalls the booze-fueled encounter he had with an off-duty Chicago police detective in April 2009. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

09/18/2014

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Taxi Slowdown Staged To Demand Fare Hike, Regulations For Competitors

It was not immediately clear how many of the city’s 7,000 taxicabs would be idled by any slowdown. Attempts in the past by taxi drivers to stage work slowdowns have generally been unsuccessful because the drivers have not been well-organized.

09/11/2014

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Police: Be On The Lookout For Cross-Dressing Cab Thief

07/14/2014

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Cross-Dressing Passenger Knocks Down Cabbie, Steals Taxi

A cab driver was relieved of some personal items – and his cab – this weekend by a strong-armed robber who may have been a cross-dressing man, police said.

07/13/2014

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)

City Council Debates Ride-Sharing Regulations At Hearing

A Chicago City Council hearing is pitting traditional taxi cab companies against unregulated shared ride services that passengers summon through smart-phone apps.

02/24/2014

Steven White, left, and Matt McCrea say their kiss in the back of a taxi offended the driver. (CBS)

Men Ejected For Kiss In Cab File Lawsuit

Matt McCrea and Steven White say a taxi driver bounced them from a cab when they exchanged a tame kiss. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

10/28/2013

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Alderman Proposes Opening Up Little-Used Access Road To Taxis For A Charge

A plan to charge for a taxi along Chicago’s stealth highway is picking up some City Council support, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

07/23/2013

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Pedestrian Hurt After Being Struck By Taxi At O’Hare

A person in front of American Airlines Terminal 3 at O’Hare International Airport was struck by a taxicab Tuesday evening.

07/02/2013

Steven White, left, and Matt McCrea say their kiss in the back of a taxi offended the driver. (CBS)

Two Men Say Cabbie Ejected Them For Kissing

The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, the city’s overseer of cabs, said drivers have rights but cannot discriminate. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

05/31/2013

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Man Struck And Killed By Taxi In Garfield Ridge

Police said the man was crossing Cicero Avenue near Archer Avenue at about 11:30 p.m., when a cab headed south on Cicero struck him.

05/28/2013

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Cab Driver Suing Chicago Over Regulations

Melissa Callahan filed a federal class action lawsuit saying the city needs to either treat cab drivers as employees or let them be independent contractors with a chance of making a living.

05/05/2013

City Offers Free Medallion To Cabbie Who Wins Award For Service To Disabled

The City of Chicago is offering a major reward to cabdrivers who serve disabled passengers – a free medallion.

WBBM Newsradio–09/22/2012

Lake Shore Drive Crash

Crash Sends Taxi Into Guardrail On Lake Shore Drive

A crash sent a taxi flying into the guardrail alongside North Lake Shore Drive overnight.

09/20/2012

Division Street Crash

Car With Missing Tire Blamed For Crash In Wicker Park

Driving a car that was missing a tire might seem to defy common sense, but someone was doing just that in the Wicker Park neighborhood overnight – and police say it caused a nasty accident.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

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Pedestrian Hit By Taxi Downtown

A pedestrian was hospitalized Thursday morning, after being hit by a taxi downtown.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Fatal Taxi Crash

Man Waiting For Bus Hit, Killed By Taxi At Milwaukee And Chicago Avenues

A taxicab was destroyed beyond recognition Tuesday morning, after it slammed into a bench and a pole at Chicago and Milwaukee avenues and killed a man waiting at a bus stop.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

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Cab Drivers Petition City Council Committee For Fare Hike

Chicago cab drivers say it’s time for a fare increase, and they’re taking their argument to City Hall Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

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Robbery Suspect, 13, Threatens To Shoot Evanston Cabbie

A north suburban cab driver was robbed of about $200 and a cell phone early Wednesday, and police are looking for a suspect who is 13 years old.

06/28/2012

Cabbie Strike Call

Cabbies Threaten To Strike Over Call For Fare Hike

It 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.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Walid Rahmouni, 22, is charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He allegedly stole a cab and picked up fares so he could pay to get his brother out of jail. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Steals Cab, Impersonates Cabbie In South Lakeview

A Chicago man was arrested late Tuesday night in Lakeview, while working as a cabbie – in someone else’s cab.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2012

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