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Chicago rideshare regulations approved

Chicago rideshare regulations approved

The City Council today approved a measure to regulate the fledgling rideshare industry in Chicago despite opposition from taxicab companies who believe Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts don’t go far enough.

Aldermen voted 34-10 in favor of the new regulations after an effort failed to delay the measure until the General Assembly passes its own set of rideshare regulations.

“All I ask is that we hold on for a few months so we can mimic what they pass in Springfield,” said Ald. Anthony Beale, 9th, before his motion to delay failed by a vote of 36-9.

“This ordinance will hurt the hard-working men and women who are driving cabs every single...