This month, Washington DC proposed a taxi reform, and Chicago seems to be next. Over the last several years, the complaints regarding quality of taxi service has been on the rise, and many groups have spoken out regarding the need for an overhaul.
For the drivers, the taxi rates have been an increasing concern, as the rates have lagged behind other major US cities at $1.80/mile. (Compared against San Francisco $2.75, Los Angeles $2.70, and Boston $2.80. Chicago has been ranked 25th to 27th on TaxiFareFinder’s National Taxi Rates Ranking. )
Below are some articles to get you up to speed.
Chicago Tribune: Emanuel targets dangerous cabbies
Taxi Driver: A Taxi Driver Speaks Up – Blogger at ChicagoHack.com