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A snow covered truck sits outside the home of former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, near Midway International Airport in Chicago. Madigan announced his resignation from the Illinois House Thursday, after representing a Southwest Side Chicago area district for a half-century. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Uber prices skyrocketed to inaccessible costs during Chicago snowstorm

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor March 2, 2021

As temperatures in Chicago plummeted last month, Uber and rideshare prices soared.  On Feb. 15, after a storm swept Illinois with a sheet of snow, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation,...

Lori Lightfoot’s new rideshare tax makes it more expensive to travel in, around downtown Chicago

Lori Lightfoot’s new rideshare tax makes it more expensive to travel in, around downtown Chicago

Elena King, Contributing Writer January 19, 2020

Chicago, home to some of the highest taxes in the nation, introduced a new rideshare tax on Jan. 6. This tax, brought on by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, aims to alleviate much of the traffic congestion in Chicago...

Chicago mulling a hike on ride-hailing fees in downtown area

Chicago mulling a hike on ride-hailing fees in downtown area

Associated Press October 11, 2019

Chicago officials are considering an increase in ride-hailing fees for solo riders traveling downtown, in a move aimed at reducing traffic congestion. Mayor Lori Lightfoot told a local radio station...

Photos from Kim’s Twitter page show injuries to her face and legs from the incident.

DePaul professor seeks legal charges after alleging driver hit her in Uber incident

Amber Colón November 6, 2017

With the rise of rideshare services, another Uber passenger has come forward to say that she was attacked by her driver. This time, it was adjunct professor Lily Kim, who teaches in the Driehaus College...

Fighting fare: Taxis fall behind in 'rideshare revolution'

Fighting fare: Taxis fall behind in ‘rideshare revolution’

Danielle Harris February 8, 2015

Popular ridesharing service Uber is no stranger to controversy. The company consistently makes headlines with critics slamming the business for countless reasons including outlandish statements by corporate...

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Take a stand: Delete car service app Uber

Sam Schwindt December 3, 2014

We should all stop using Uber. Uber, a popular car service app, has recently become a controversial issue. Uber provides a cheap alternative to a taxi ride, and according to the New York Times, the...

Companies like Lyft no longer have to worry about the legality of ridesharing in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Lyft.

Ridesharing ordinance passes City Council

Danielle Harris June 2, 2014

"Don’t get in a car with strangers.” While this collective guidance may seem like common sense, ridesharing companies were approved by the City Council on May 28 as being entirely legal in the city...

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