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A 50-cent tax on ride-sharing services in Cook County is proposed, and other Chicago news

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Chicago Reader
by Kate Shepard


NEWS/DID YOU READ __________?

A 50-cent tax on ride-sharing services in Cook County is proposed, and other Chicago news

Posted Bytoday at 06.00 AM


Welcome to theReader's morning briefing for Thursday, October 13, 2016.

  • Weather: Cooler and sunny

It will be much cooler Thursday, with a high of 56 and a low of 46. Fortunately, it will be mostly sunny and clear. [AccuWeather]

  • Cook County commissioners propose new tax on Uber, Lyft rides in addition to city tax

Cook County commissioners Richard Boykin and Robert Steele are proposing a new 50-cent tax on all trips through ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft that begin or end in Cook County. The 50-cent fee would be in addition to the 52-cents tax per ride that the city of Chicago already charges. Uber and Lyft are opposing the tax, with Uber asking riders and drivers to contact the commissioners. "We've seen a strong response from riders and drivers on a measure that would hurt them and our local economy by making ride-sharing more expensive, and are glad to see our community members engaged on a matter that's important to them," Uber spokeswoman Molly Spaeth told DNAinfo Chicago. [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • FiveThirtyEight: Illinois the sole state where the male vote alone would elect Clinton

If only men were allowed to vote in the upcoming race between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, Illinois would be the sole midwestern state to elect Clinton, according to an analysis of polls by FiveThirtyEight. Nate Silver's website gives Clinton an 84 percent change of winning, but that's largely owing to women—it projects that if only men were voting, Trump would be elected in a landslide, with most of the map red but for the west- and east-coast states, Illinois, and New Mexico. [FiveThirtyEight] [h/tChicagoist]

  • Fire Department lieutenant dies weeks after bike crash

Chicago Fire Department lieutenant Danny Carbol died Monday from the injuries he sustained in September when he was hit by a car while riding his bike home from work. Carbol is the seventh person in Chicago this year to die after a biking accident. [DNAinfo Chicago] [NBC Chicago]

  • Los Angeles Police detective investigating Derrick Rose rape case dead in an apparent suicide

Los Angeles Police Department officer Nadine Hernandez, one of the detectives investigating the Derrick Rose gang-rape allegations, has died from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, theLA Timesreports. News of her death caused a stir in the LA courtroom where Derrick Rose is being sued for $21 million by the plaintiff. According to the LAPD, there are so far no signs that her casework was directly connected to her death, and criminal investigations are ongoing. [Los Angeles Times] [New York Post]

  • NBC Chicago anchor who quit to become a Lyft driver scores podcast deal

News anchor Anthony Ponce surprised many people when he quit his job at NBC Chicago to become a Lyft driver in July. Now Ponce has scored a deal with PodcastOne to distribute hisBackseat Rider show featuring conversations with the passengers in his car. PodcastOne also produces podcasts by Shaquille O'Neal and comedian Adam Carolla. [Tribune]

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