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May 3, 2012 | By RedEye
A taxicab crashed into Schuba's Tavern, 3159 North Southport Ave. this morning, according to brooklynvegan.com . LH Schubas also posted a photo of a hole in the brick wall inside the establishment and tweeted "We are frantically working to get the wall fixed so that the music can continue! Thanks for all the well wishes. "
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May 28, 2014 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins and RedEye Soundboard
Death Cab for Cutie will headline the 2014 installment of the Hideout Block Party/Onion AV Fest (Sept. 5-6 at Hideout), organizers announced Wednesday. Joining the iconic indie rockers will be The War on Drugs and Mac DeMarco, both of whom released a new album earlier this year. (The War on Drugs even made a song called "Red Eyes. " We appreciate the nod, guys!) Festgoers can also expect to hear from the D.C. unit The Dismemberment Plan, whose 2013 album "Uncanney Valley" was the band's first in 12 years.
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April 30, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A Rogers Park man accused of robbing neighborhood cab drivers was arrested Monday after police learned he had also stolen food from a local Dominick's supermarket. Police arrested Charles Boatman, 38, of the 6000 block of North Kenmore Avenue, in his home after connecting him to a recent series of cab robberies near Thorndale Avenue. According to the police report, Boatman stole a wallet containing $300 from one cab driver while wielding a champagne bottle as a weapon on April 25, and stole $60 from another driver at knife-point on April 23. Police were already investigating these...
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March 24, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A Wisconsin woman was accused of crashing into four parked cars early Saturday morning in Hyde Park, then fleeing in a cab, county prosecutors said. Kimberly Rodgers, 49, of Madison, was charged with a misdemeanor driving under the influence offense. Then when she was being booked in the 2nd District police station, she allegedly attacked a police officer for trying to remove the jewelry she was wearing, breaking the officer's nail in the process. According to court records, Rodgers was seen by a witness driving on East Hyde Park Boulevard, near President Obama's...
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November 8, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
There's a new angle on the infamous "poorly attempted hit-and-run" video that exploaded online Wednesday.   Taxi news site Chicago Dispatcher obtained video of the Belmont Avenue incident that occured Oct. 30. The driver, who hit five cars in total, was later arrested and charged with  criminal damage to public property, leaving the scene, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, among other offenses.  The video is...
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March 24, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A Wisconsin woman was accused of crashing into four parked cars early Saturday morning in Hyde Park, then fleeing in a cab, county prosecutors said. Kimberly Rodgers, 49, of Madison, was charged with a misdemeanor driving under the influence offense. Then when she was being booked in the 2nd District police station, she allegedly attacked a police officer for trying to remove the jewelry she was wearing, breaking the officer's nail in the process. According to court records, Rodgers was seen by a witness driving on...
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April 26, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A 31-year-old woman was just trying to hail a cab on North Michigan Avenue on Tuesday morning when a man allegedly slapped her in the face and took her iPhone. "You want to fight me?" the man asked the woman, according to the police report, before pushing her into rush-hour traffic. The report said he also threw her iPhone on the ground, cracking the screen, before running off. Mark Latter, 25, of Lakeview was charged with robbery and aggravated battery in the incident. He did not appear at...
NEWS
March 14, 2014 | Jordan Monroe Schultz, @MonroeSchultz and Web editor
Rideshare in Chicago is already kind of a hot mess. Think 4 a.m. pickups by strangers ghost-riding their pink-mustache-adorned whips. And now it's sloppier: lawsuits, regulatory proposals and threats of outing secretly gay aldermen. (If you don't know all the facts, RedEye reporter Leonor Vivanco has covered the topic like a pro. Go here and here  to get your hands dirty.) And as the ridiculousness grows, rideshare companies are scrambling to prove their worth in the local taxi market.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2011 | By Emily Van Zandt and RedEye
Last week, a friend of mine finally asked THE QUESTION. The one I dread every year. “What do you want to do for New Year's?” Gulp. New Year's Eve is terrifying. Even six weeks away, the prospect of what is undoubtedly the biggest amateur night in all of bardom makes me queasy. What do I want to do for New Year's? Well, obviously I want to leave my house completely underdressed for the weather and pay $80 cover to go to a bar I'd never step in any other night where I'll stand in line for 30 minutes to get two bottled beers and one vodka...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2012 | Elliott Serrano, For RedEye
It's probably my favorite commercial on television right now. And you have to admit that it's a brilliant piece of marketing. A man is about to leave on a business trip and is saying goodbye to his wife and two daughters. The wife holds up her Galaxy S3 phone to share a video with her husband - one that the children have made for him to "watch on the plane. " Cute, right? It's a pretty straightforward way to show how the phone can share videos instantly. But that's not the good part.
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March 14, 2014 | Jordan Monroe Schultz, @MonroeSchultz and Web editor
Rideshare in Chicago is already kind of a hot mess. Think 4 a.m. pickups by strangers ghost-riding their pink-mustache-adorned whips. And now it's sloppier: lawsuits, regulatory proposals and threats of outing secretly gay aldermen. (If you don't know all the facts, RedEye reporter Leonor Vivanco has covered the topic like a pro. Go here and here  to get your hands dirty.) And as the ridiculousness grows, rideshare companies are scrambling to prove their worth in the local taxi market.
NEWS
December 31, 2013 | By Kristin Samuelson, @ksamredeye
We've all been there. Partying at a club or even a house party on New Year's Eve sounds like a good time until you think about the logistics of getting home...when you're drunk. And yes, we've all heard about the controversy surrounding Uber's "surge pricing" on high-demand taxi nights such as New Year's Eve. (If you haven't, read up , folks because it's all your friends will be talking about tonight at 12:01 a.m.) (Credit: Uber) Lyft, an on-demand ride service similar to UberX and Sidecar,...
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December 20, 2013 | By Tony Peregrin @TonyGrin and For RedEye
Whether it's The Advocate - America's oldest gay news magazine - anointing Pope Francis as Person of the Year for his more lenient views on homosexuality or Russian President Vladimir Putin signing a law criminalizing public discussion of gay rights and relationships, one thing is clear: 2013 was as gay as a clutch purse on Tony Awards night. Closer to home, the top 2013 LGBT news and cultural stories reveal a community that is both protective of its enclaves - as evidenced by the brouhaha over the proposed multi-story Out Hotel in Boystown - and passionate...
NEWS
December 16, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A Chicago man was accused of hijacking a taxi cab in Logan Square early Sunday morning after police officers found him asleep in the cab, according to county prosecutors. Danny Canchola, Jr., of the 5500 block of South Fransisco Avenue, was arrested at 6 a.m. near 900 South Plymouth Court after a cab driver identified him as the man who stole his taxi cab after climbing in without permission at a red light. According to court records, Canchola jumped into the cab while it was stopped at a red light near the intersection of...
NEWS
November 20, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A Skokie man was arrested Monday after he was accused of catching a cab ride into Chicago from Rivers Casino and then robbing the driver at gunpoint last May, county prosecutors said. Pradeep Kumar, 30, caught a cab outside the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Ill., on May 16, according to court records, and rode it to a home in the 800 block of South Escanaba Avenue in South Chicago. Once there, Kumar allegedly told the cab driver he needed to go inside to collect money to pay the $100 fare.
NEWS
November 8, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
There's a new angle on the infamous "poorly attempted hit-and-run" video that exploaded online Wednesday.   Taxi news site Chicago Dispatcher obtained video of the Belmont Avenue incident that occured Oct. 30. The driver, who hit five cars in total, was later arrested and charged with  criminal damage to public property, leaving the scene, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, among other offenses.  The video is...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2011 | Emily Van Zandt and Brian Welk and RedEye
All it takes is a 2 a.m. visit to a strip on Hubbard, Clark, Halsted or Milwaukee to know exactly how Chicago drinks: hard. The city has a documented reputation. Nearly 20 percent of adults age 18 or older in Chicago have engaged in binge drinking in the previous month, according to a report last year from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And while the state isn't currently No. 1 in overdoing it -- that classification goes to Wisconsin -- the Land of Lincoln does come in at No. 5 in the Centers' nationwide rankings.
NEWS
December 20, 2013 | By Tony Peregrin @TonyGrin and For RedEye
Whether it's The Advocate - America's oldest gay news magazine - anointing Pope Francis as Person of the Year for his more lenient views on homosexuality or Russian President Vladimir Putin signing a law criminalizing public discussion of gay rights and relationships, one thing is clear: 2013 was as gay as a clutch purse on Tony Awards night. Closer to home, the top 2013 LGBT news and cultural stories reveal a community that is both protective of its enclaves - as evidenced by the brouhaha over the proposed multi-story Out Hotel in Boystown - and...
NEWS
April 30, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A Rogers Park man accused of robbing neighborhood cab drivers was arrested Monday after police learned he had also stolen food from a local Dominick's supermarket. Police arrested Charles Boatman, 38, of the 6000 block of North Kenmore Avenue, in his home after connecting him to a recent series of cab robberies near Thorndale Avenue. According to the police report, Boatman stole a wallet containing $300 from one cab driver while wielding a champagne bottle as a weapon on April 25, and stole $60 from another driver at knife-point on April 23. Police were already investigating these...
NEWS
April 26, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A 31-year-old woman was just trying to hail a cab on North Michigan Avenue on Tuesday morning when a man allegedly slapped her in the face and took her iPhone. "You want to fight me?" the man asked the woman, according to the police report, before pushing her into rush-hour traffic. The report said he also threw her iPhone on the ground, cracking the screen, before running off. Mark Latter, 25, of Lakeview was charged with robbery and aggravated battery in the incident. He did not appear at...
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