Several Aldermen Join Taxi Industry In Opposition To Emanuel's Proposed Ride-Sharing RulesSeveral City Council members are joining Chicago’s taxi industry in fighting what they say are unfair breaks in the Budget for ride-sharing services like Uber-X and Lyft, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Cabbies, City Agree To Reforms; Centralized Dispatch, But No Fare HikeWith 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.
Illinois House OKs Ride-Sharing RegulationsIllinois lawmakers took steps Thursday toward creating rules for unregulated ridesharing companies, which have gained popularity in Chicago the past few years.
Rideshare Companies Seek To Defend Their ReputationRidesharing 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.
Rideshare Firms Ask Judge To Toss Cab Companies' LawsuitRidesharing 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.
Taxi Publication Threatens To Expose 'Secretly Gay' Aldermen If City Doesn't Ban Ride-SharingA 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.
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.