Traffic in the city

Hailing New Cab Rules

Chicago taxis may seem annoying but studies of urban areas show that cabs reduce traffic congestion and allow some city dwellers the luxury of not owning an automobile. In July of this year, the City of Chicago made several changes to the regulations and rules regarding taxis and drivers. These include restricting continuous hours driven […]

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How Late Is It?

On September 28th, 2012 Cook County Associate Judge Thomas Donnelly threw out the arrests of Occupy Chicago demonstrators who had been charged with violation of the City of Chicago‚Äôs overnight park curfew. He went on to declare that the curfew violates the First Amendment. He reasoned that the selective enforcement of the curfew, as well […]

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As An Employer Are You Performing Unnecessary Criminal Background Checks?

An April 2012 ruling by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) may bring hope to those with criminal histories. The EEOC has changed the rules regarding how and when criminal background checks can be used in employment screenings in the workplace. The new guidelines asks employers to consider the nature of the crime, the time […]