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This Wednesday, June 21, 2017, file photo shows the building that houses the headquarters of Uber, in San Francisco. (AP Photo / Eric Risberg, File)

As part of a long anticipated safety report, the ride-hailing company revealed that more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its U.S. rides in 2018.

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“They offered up black ministers $54 million – a one-time deal – if they would convince the mayor to do away with any other kind of regulation,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (WTTW News)

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday alleged that ride-hailing giant Uber offered to pay off black ministers to the tune of $54 million if they would join a campaign to publicly oppose a $40 million ride-hailing tax proposal – a claim the company denies.

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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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The CEO of Uber is in town for a major expansion of its Chicago offices. We go one-on-one with him on that and explore issues facing the industry.

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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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Ride-hailing giant Uber releases a comprehensive plan to document – and ultimately curb – incidents of sexual misconduct within its ranks. We speak with the company’s chief legal officer Tony West.

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(Courtesy National Transportation Safety Board)

After a fatal crash in Arizona, the safety measures for autonomous cars come under intense scrutiny.

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Local government is going after a major ride-sharing company for not only failing to protect customer and driver data during a massive 2016 data breach—but also for failing to disclose it, as required by law.

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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.

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