Uber acknowledged more than 3,000 sexual assaults occurred during U.S. Uber rides in 2018, the company said in a long-awaited safety report.
Mayor Lightfoot is accusing Uber of paying off Chicago ministers and is claiming the company was trying to keep her from passing a new rideshare tax.
Chicago officials are considering an increase in ride-hailing fees for solo riders traveling downtown, in a move aimed at reducing traffic congestion and pushing more drivers to pick up passengers in the city's predominantly minority areas.
Uber is throwing pet owners and pet lovers a bone with a new feature that will be available in Philadelphia starting on Oct. 16.
Uber plans to open a new office in Chicago and add 2,000 people to its area workforce over the next three years.