Author Archive: Jacob Huebert

  • [View Image]

    To catch up with Uber, Chicago taxi group proposes … higher fares?

    The taxi industry complains endlessly that ridesharing services such as UberX and Lyft are hurting its business. Now an AFL-CIO-affiliated group of Chicago cab drivers is seeking to improve its members’ fortunes by pushing the city to mandate higher taxi fares. But hiking prices doesn’t seem like a good way to save an industry that is [...]

  • [View Image]

    Will Pat Quinn let Uber create 425 new jobs in Chicago?

    Popular ridesharing company Uber is ready to add 425 new jobs in its Chicago office – but only if Gov. Pat Quinn vetoes a bill recently passed by the Illinois General Assembly that would impose burdensome restrictions on ridesharing services and their drivers. Some businesses tell the state government that they will only create jobs in Illinois if the [...]

  • [View Image]

    Illinois legislators try to resurrect unconstitutional ‘Amazon tax’

    Last October, the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state’s “Amazon tax,” a state law that would have forced many online retailers to pay Illinois taxes regardless of whether they had any physical presence in the state. Now, despite this ruling, some legislators are trying to bring back this tax. The “Amazon tax” required Amazon and any [...]