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(Petr Kratochvil / Public Domain Pictures)

If you rely on ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft to get around Chicago, your fare could soon be higher. How a fee hike could impact Chicagoans – and the city.

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Barbara Lloyd of Chicago Rideshare Advocates speaks to the media during a rally Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (WTTW News)

Chicago commuters seeking a ride Wednesday may have better luck hailing a cab than using their smartphones to call for a car, due to a multistate strike by some Uber and Lyft drivers.

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Organizers are planning demonstrations in 10 U.S. cities Wednesday, including Chicago. The protests arrive just ahead of Uber’s initial public stock offering, which is planned for Friday.

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(Courtesy of GetMyBoat)

The sharing economy is surfacing on Chicago’s lakes and rivers as boat rental app GetMyBoat joins the likes of Uber, Lyft and Airbnb.

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New rules that will allow rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft to start making pickups from O'Hare and Midway airports could be in place as early as Nov. 18. How will these changes impact taxi drivers and others who drive for a living? We speak with Peter Ali Enger of the United Taxi Drivers’ Community Council.

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This morning, Gov. Pat Quinn invoked the home rule principle when vetoing HB 4075, a bill that would have set standards and regulations for the commercial ride-sharing industry.

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As a bill to regulate the commercial ride-share industry lands on Gov. Pat Quinn's desk, we talk to representatives of the traditional taxi industry and rideshare company Uber about the regulation. 

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Should ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft be regulated like taxis? Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed the nation’s first law to license ride-sharing companies. But cab drivers say it doesn’t go far enough, and are now suing the city of Chicago to force equal regulations.