Posts tagged "regulation"

Chicago’s pedicab emigrants embraced in Evanston

Chicago’s pedicab emigrants embraced in Evanston
Hailing a pedicab is a popular, efficient and reasonably priced way to get to and from Northwestern University home football games. Despite their increasing popularity, City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz put forth an idea earlier this month to allow no more than 10 pedicabs to operate in Evanston, according to Evanston Now. All 10 aldermen voted... Read more »

Chicago not the only city in Illinois keeping out food trucks

In Chicago, food trucks aren’t allowed to operate within 200 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant. These mobile businesses struggle to survive in pockets of busy, overcrowded “parking zones,” which are the only places they are allowed to sell to hungry customers. Vendors have endured a long struggle with City Hall for the right to do... Read more »

What’s happening to Uber in Illinois?

I love UberX because it recently cost me just $12 to get from Lincoln Park to Union Station. Drivers – including single moms, college students and people who want to make their own work schedules – love UberX because it means they can earn good money on their own terms. (For those who aren’t familiar,... Read more »

Protect Chicago BYOB

Bring Your Own Bottle, or BYOB, is a sacred term for many Chicagoans. It means you can drink what you want on the cheap without sacrificing location or ambiance quality. It’s something with which seemingly no Chicagoan would want to tamper – except Chicago Alderman Deborah Graham, who wants to allow aldermen to ban BYOB... Read more »