City Council Public Safety Committee Backs Huge Fines, Jail Time For Impersonating Rideshare DriversChicago Police Lt. John Cannon said criminals have been exploiting the rise of services like Uber and Lyft in order to prey on unwitting victims.
Taking An Uber Or Lyft? Prepare To Pay More Surcharges In The City"I used to take 10 Ubers a month or so," Minkoff said. "It's $20.00 a month. That's $240 a year. It really starts to add up."
Chicago's Rideshare Tax Begins MondayIf you take an Uber or Lyft Monday morning, you may notice a change in your fare.
Uber Officially Takes Over Space In Old Post Office BuildingUber on Sunday became the largest tenant in the Old Post Office as it officially took over space in the building.
New Laws And Taxes In 2020: Recreational Marijuana, Minimum Wage Increase, And More For IllinoisStarting Jan. 1, anyone over the age of 21 can buy and use recreational marijuana in Illinois. That doesn’t mean they can carry it or light up anywhere they want, though.
City Apologizes For Failing To Provide Data On Ride-Share Sex AssaultsAfter the ride-share giant Uber revealed reports of thousands of sexual assaults in their cars, CBS 2 is asking why the City of Chicago hasn’t handed over its records of complaints.
Aldermen Fend Off Effort To Kill Mayor Lori Lightfoot's $40 Million Rideshare Tax, Approve 2020 Revenue Package“We have seen actually four different proposals from Uber, all of which have been extremely questionable,” Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commissioner Rosa Escareno said.
Mayor Lightfoot Tries To Walk Back Claim Of $54 Million Uber 'Payoff' To Black Ministers; 'They're Trying To Divide And Conquer'“My understanding, as I said yesterday, is that they offered up $54 million in, I’ll put in air quotes ‘investments,’” Lightfoot said Thursday morning.
Mayor Lightfoot Claims Uber Offered $54 Million To Ministers If They Bashed Her Rideshare Tax PlanMayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday accused Uber of offering tens of millions of dollars to ministers to get them to bash her proposed rideshare tax.
Pastor, Community Activist Urge Mayor To Rethink Tax Hike For Rideshare Services“This tax will burden our community. Neighborhoods that simply have been burdened enough will be burdened even more by a tax like this,” community activist Tim Jones said Tuesday at City Hall.
Old Post Office Celebrates Grand Opening Of Renovated Space After $800 Million MakeoverThe iconic Old Post Office building in downtown Chicago is sporting a new look. After decades of disrepair, it’s bright, shiny, and back in business as a huge hub for some top-notch companies thanks to an $800 million makeover.