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Trouble with taxis

Curious Citizen Dan Monaghan from Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood says he can’t recall ever seeing a taxicab pulled over. And, to him, that seemed kind of crazy, considering the number of “close calls” he says he’s had with taxis as a bike commuter, driver and pedestrian.

“It just seems lawless, like they can get away with anything,” he says.

WBEZ’s North Side bureau reporter Odette Yousef hopes data can tease out this claim, as well as answer Dan’s core question. Odette’s reported on issues some Chicago taxi drivers already have with the city’s regulations, as well as cabbie recruitment.

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