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What's up this week: City to hold hearing on taxi-fare hike; state cuts prompt closure of famous South Side mental health clinic

What's up this week: City to hold hearing on taxi-fare hike; state cuts prompt closure of famous South Side mental health clinic
Chicago taxi drivers will be able to officially plead their case for a fare increase Tuesday when the city’s Committee on Transportation and Public Way holds a hearing to discuss the matter. Earlier this month, a new tiered lease rate went into effect, significantly increasing what some drivers pay to lease cabs. Some drivers cried... Read more »

Second taxi strike Monday draws less support after city agrees to hearing on fare hikes -- (Photos)

Fayez Khozindar, chair of the United Taxidrivers Community Council, discusses the cab strike at the organization's offices in the South Loop, on Monday. The city's transportation committee will hold a hearing on July 31 to discuss a rate hike--one of the UTCC's main demands.
An organization fighting for a fare increase for taxi drivers, among other things, held a second cab strike in as many weeks Monday morning, from 6-11 a.m. Although leaders from the United Taxidrivers Community Council insist their efforts have been successful, there were plenty of cabs downtown on Monday. Speakers at a press conference UTCC... Read more »