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


City Council OKs Plan For Taxi Regulations, Permanent Fuel Surcharge

A plan approved by the City Council Wednesday will mean higher cab fares for everyone.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

Columbus And Roosevelt Crash

Pickup Truck Slams Into Taxi At Columbus And Roosevelt

Early morning rush hour traffic was tied up downtown Monday, after a pickup truck slammed into a taxi at Columbus Drive and Roosevelt Road.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2011

Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Burke Seeks Cab Fare Surcharge To Boost Revenues

Powerful City Council Finance Committee Chairman Edward Burke (14th) is again suggesting a cab fare surcharge to help boost city revenues.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Michigan Avenue Crash

Cab Driver Ticketed For Hitting 2 Little Girls On Mag Mile

A cab driver from Richton Park has been ticketed for hitting two little girls on the Magnificent Mile over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011

Cab Fatal Crash

Why Was He Driving? Cabbie In Deadly Crash Had Long Record

The cab driver who crashed into a pedestrian and a building in Streeterville Monday had dozens of prior traffic tickets and was involved in another accident that left someone injured, records show.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

Dunkin' Donuts Crash

2 Hurt When Car Slams Into Dunkin’ Donuts Downtown

Two drivers were taken to the hospital this morning when a sport-utility vehicle and a taxi crashed downtown, sending the SUV into a Dunkin’ Donuts.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2011


‘Unruly’ Passenger Allegedly Stole Taxi

The cab driver initially asked the man out of the taxi because he was “unruly” in the backseat, prosecutors said.


Larry Hampton, 44, of the 6300 block of  South Seeley (Credit: Des Plaines Police Department)

Chicago Man Charged With Carjacking Taxi

Bond was set at $3 million for a Chicago man accused of trying to rob a Subway restaurant, then carjacking a taxi and leading police on a chase through the north suburbs which ended in a crash on the North Side.


Suspect Caught

Man Charged After Attempted Robbery, Wild Car Chase

A Chicago man was charged with five felonies on Thursday, a day after he tried to rob a suburban Subway restaurant and then stole a cab, leading police on high-speed chase for about an hour.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2011

An alleged taxi thief was caught in Rogers Park after a high-speed chase through several northern suburbs. (Credit: CBS)

Driver Of Stolen Taxi Caught After High-Speed Chase

A man was apprehended by Chicago Police this morning, after leading a chase through several northern suburbs for about an hour before crashing in Rogers Park.


Burger King Store (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Burger King Robbery Suspect In Custody

One of two men is in custody after the cab he was planning to use for a getaway car did not wait near the scene.



New Surcharge In Effect For Taxi Rides

Those jumping into a cab starting today should be aware that they will be paying about 50 cents more due to climbing gas prices.

WBBM Newsradio–01/04/2011


Cab Fare To Spike 50 Cents As Gasoline Costs Rise

Riding a cab in Chicago is about to get a bit more expensive.


Photo Of Taxi Sign (Jim Davis/Getty Images)

Cabbie Lights ‘Candle’ In Taxi, But — Surprise — It’s A Firework

The woman injured her hand in the accident, which occurred near O’Hare Airport.


Photo Of Taxi Sign (Jim Davis/Getty Images)

Tinley Park Seeks To Stop Taxi Overcharges

The village board in south suburban Tinley Park plans to put the brakes on cab drivers accused of overcharging their customers.

WBBM Newsradio–11/26/2010

Roderick Swoopes Booking Photo. (Chicago Police Photo)

Kidnapped Taxi Driver Calls 911 From Trunk Of Cab

Robber had taken his cell phone but cabbie had a backup.



City Council Committee To Discuss Cab Fare Hike

Chicago City Council committee is meeting Thursday to consider an increase in cab fares.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2010

Photo Of Taxi Sign (Jim Davis/Getty Images)

Cabbie Shot, Drives Himself To Flag Down Cop

A cab driver is expected to survive after being shot in the neck in an attempted robbery.

WBBM Newsradio–10/08/2010