Monthly Archives: November 2012

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    City of Chicago joins with special interests to drive out business

    Uber – the maker of a popular smartphone application that allows you to summon a black car, taxi, or SUV with the push of a button – is under fire from regulators and the taxi lobby in Chicago, as new rules proposed by the commissioner of the City’s Department of Business of Affairs would make it impossible for Uber to operate its signature black-car service.

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    Cook County asks voters if it’s OK to abridge First Amendment rights

    Cook County’s Nov. 6 ballot contains a series of advisory questions to voters, the results of which are nonbinding but often used to test – if not justify – future legislative initiatives. Placed on the ballot by vote of the Chicago City Council resolution, some of these questions are mundane, such as one asking whether […]