Update: After seeing all that people have lost, I decided to add a forum to the site. Click here to post on the Chicago Taxi Cab Lost and Found Forum. Hope y’all find your stuff!
As I got in the cab, I remember thinking “Whoa, these seats are dark. Don’t forget to check to make sure you have it all when you get out.” I was on my way to drop off the black bag (housing the wireless and very expensive microphone and system that a friend let me borrow) and a little gift for the loan. When I arrived at The Joynt, Friday night, I saw some people that I knew standing outside. I excitedly told them “Hi!” as I paid the cab driver. I got out of the cab, went inside and up the stairs. As I started talking to Erich, my mouth dropped open in the realization that I had left the (over a thousand dollar) borrowed mic in the cab. I didn’t get the cab number or even the cab type. I’m not even sure about the color. I thought the cab was white. One of the guys standing outside thought yellow.
I read once that the only thing missing from any situation is what you (meaning us) are not giving. So, I am looking for what this experience may be trying to teach me. Then, the idea hit me that if there were one centralized place with pictures of most of the cabs in downtown Chicago (with contact information), others could use my research and effort for themselves. Whether they needed to recover their misplaced items, send a nice note to the cab company, or any other reason one might want pictures of Chicago taxis. Feel free to add to the list or suggest taxi cabs that I may have missed.
The main number Chicago Dispatcher: 773.348.8294
Yellow Cab: 312.829.4222 (TAXI CAB)
*Lost and Found is the same location for Yellow, Checker and Blue Diamond
24/7 Taxi Association: 773. 878. 8294 (TAXI)
Flash Cab 773.561.4444 & Ace Cab 773-381-8000
Globe Taxi Association 773.725.6500 (main)
772.725.6200 x:13 (lost & found)
Choice Taxi Association 773.338.9502
Koam Taxi Association 773.973.3535
American United: 772.248.7600
2353 W Belmont Ave
Chicago Carriage Cab 312.326.2221
City Service Taxi Association 773.907.0909
Harchand S. Dwaliwal Cab 773.759.4563 (sole owner)
Tuscon Cab Company- Update: (8/12/10) this is an individual owner/cab and he has asked that his phone number be removed
Service Taxi 773.262.2163
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