Concrete Cowboy Bar In River North Permanently Shut Down In Wake Of Repeated ComplaintsThe city has ordered the River North bar Concrete Cowboy to shut down permanently, in the wake of a longstanding history of noise violations, crowd control issues, and even violence.
Aldermen Advance Measure Protecting Workers From COVID-19 RetaliationChicago workers would be protected from being fired or demoted for adhering to public health orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, under an ordinance advanced by the City Council Committee on Workforce Development on Monday.
New 'Nights And Weekends' Team Enforcing Party Bus RegulationsAs holiday party season kicks into full gear, Chicago is continuing to tighten the regulatory noose against party bus operators accused of violating rules aimed at reining in rowdyism and violence.
Emanuel Aide: Two-Thirds Of Valet Companies Breaking The LawA top city official said Tuesday there needs to be a tighter rein on valet companies, after a recent investigation revealed two-thirds of them were violating city ordinances.
Two Men Sue Taxi Company, Claim Cabbie Kicked Them Out For KissingTwo men who say they were kicked out of a cab while on their way to Lakeview from O’Hare are suing the taxi company, alleging that the brief kiss they shared prompted the driver to throw them out in a suburban grocery store parking lot.
South Shore To Host African-American Small Business ExpoBusiness Affairs Commissioner Maria Guerra Lapacek said the audience on Saturday at the South Shore Cultural Center will include budding entrepreneurs and business owners looking to expand.
City Cracks Down On Immigration Service ProvidersA recent sting operation that targeted 31 immigration service providers found that all but one of them were in violation of the law.
City Hall Workshop Helps Entrepreneurs Boost Business With TwitterThe “Twitter for the Technologically Challenged” workshop at City Hall showed Mark Gray how he can better showcase electricity-saving products from his energy-auditing business.
City Council Cracks Down On Shady Tax PreparersThe Chicago City Council approved an ordinance Wednesday that would crack down on unscrupulous tax preparers.
City Council OKs Plan For Taxi Regulations, Permanent Fuel SurchargeA plan approved by the City Council Wednesday will mean higher cab fares for everyone.
Bike-Powered Pub Crawl Company Fights Rejection By CityA new company that wants to use 16-seat bicycle-powered vehicles to ferry them from pub to pub says it’s fighting the City of Chicago's decision to deny it a business permit.
New Surcharge In Effect For Taxi RidesThose jumping into a cab starting today should be aware that they will be paying about 50 cents more due to climbing gas prices.