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George Jacobs Opposes Limo License Fees In Chicago Suburb

Posted on July 30, 2013

OAK BROOK, Ill. — The owner of a limousine company is speaking out — loudly — against license fees charged by Oak Brook to operate limousines and taxis in the village. George Jacobs of Windy City Limousine, based in Franklin Park, said Oak Brook should not be charging fees because drivers already pay fees to operate in Chicago.

The Doings Oak Brook (Sun-Times) article here

Related Topics: Chicago operators, George Jacobs, Illinois operators, limousine regulations, regulatory enforcement, Windy City Limousine

Comments ( 1 )
  • Barry Gross

     | about 6 years ago

    Kudos to George for contesting this. Many individual cities are turning to similar measures to make up budget shortfalls. The net effect is strangling business, and ensuring that additional costs are ultimately passed onto the very citizenry that elected those passing the legislation! The cities of Mesa, AZ and Tempe, AZ attempted this a few years ago when I was a board member of the Arizona Limousine Association; they ultimately deferred, in part because of strong pushback from the ALA. If such measures are left unchecked, operators will ultimately decline to service entire communities, which will have a pronounced effect on employment, traffic, and individual mobility. I hope that our friends and associates in Chicago stay strong!

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