Uber

Boogie the dog. (Credit: CBS)

Did Doggie Do? Or Did Uber Try To Pull A Fast One?

How could little Boogie cause so much trouble?

07/22/2015

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

Emanuel Blocks Uber From Making Airport Pickups

For the second time in a year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is stepping in to block a ride-hailing giant whose investors include the mayor’s own brother from invading cabdrivers’ turf at O’Hare and Midway airports.

06/03/2015

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Opinion: Defensive Gun Use Doesn’t Make Up For Accidental Injuries, Homicides

No, friend, I’m not worried about an Uber driver who knows how to responsibly use a firearm — I’m worried about everyone else.

05/05/2015

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Uber Driver With Concealed Carry Permit Shoots Gunman In Logan Square

An Uber driver put his concealed carry permit to use Friday night when he pulled a handgun and opened fire on a man he saw firing a pistol into a group of people on a Logan Square sidewalk, according to prosecutors.

04/20/2015

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Cabbie Charged With Assault After Kicking Two Men Out Of Vehicle

Two men claimed last week they were ejected by their Uber driver after they shared a kiss.

04/09/2015

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Chicagoan Claims Cab Driver Ejected Him And Another Man For Kissing

Chicagoan Shadi Ramini says he and a friend ordered the Blue Ribbon taxi through Uber.

04/03/2015

Dozens of taxi drivers circled City Hall and the Daley Center on Tuesday, to protest what they see as unfair competition from less-regulated ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft. (Credit: CBS)

Some Cabbies Stage Loop ‘Work Stoppage’ After Uber Gets City License

Some Chicago cab drivers staged a work stoppage Tuesday morning, protesting what they see as unfair competition from the less-regulated ride-sharing industry, a day after city officials granted a “transportation network provider” license to Uber.

02/17/2015

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Plenty Of Safe Alternatives To Driving Home After Celebrating New Year

CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports staggering to the car should not be an option, there are other ways to do it and they’re safe.

12/31/2014

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Uber Adds Safety Checklist To App After Drivers Charged With Sex Assault

The Chicago operators of Uber have added a safety checklist to their hail-a-ride smartphone app in response to high-profile sexual assault accusations against Uber drivers, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

12/31/2014

Maxime Fohounhedo (Credit: Chicago Police)

Uber Driver Charged With Rape Was Using Wife’s Account

A Chicago driver accused of sexually assaulting an Uber passenger was not authorized to drive for the ride-sharing company and used an account created in his wife’s name to pick up customers, the company said Wednesday.

12/31/2014

Maxime Fohounhedo (Chicago Police Department)

Former Uber X Driver Charged With Raping Passenger

Maxime Fohounhedo, 30, has been charged with one count of criminal sexual assault and one count of criminal sexual abuse, police said.

12/29/2014

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Police Investigate Uber Driver Accused Of Raping Passenger

The alleged assault occurred on Nov. 16, according to Chicago Police. Further details about the incident were not released.

12/10/2014

LA County Passes Major Ban On Plastic Bags In Unincorporated Areas

Aldermen OK Ban On Plastic Bags, Delay Ride-Sharing Rules

The City Council voted 36-10 to ban large chain stores from providing plastic bags to customers, starting next summer.

04/30/2014

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)

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

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

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Suit: Uber Driver Fondled, Hit On Woman Who Ordered Ride

A woman is suing rideshare service Uber, claiming one of its drivers fondled and hit on her and wouldn’t let her out of the vehicle when she ordered a ride earlier this month.

03/19/2014

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