Cash Cab spotted in Wicker Park!
Stepping off the Division Blue Line tonight, a few hours after publishing a story about how to spot the Chicago Cash Cab, what do I see parked a block from my doorstep but the frickin' Chicago Cash Cab! The group of five contestants that just exited the Discovery Channel's trivia taxi told me they were sworn to secrecy but confided that they won $1,500. Not too shabby. So, of course, I knocked on the window and asked to play. Chicago host Beth Melewski, in the driver's seat, smiled as the dude in the passenger seat (apparently the producer on the shoot) explained that they weren't taking contestants at the moment but to keep a look out for the cab around town. Uh, isn't that what I just did?! Disappointed, I snapped a few photos. The one error in my earlier story is the license plate number; although the photos of the minivan taken by Marshall Wilson, the man who built the Cash Cab's lighting rig, showed the vehicle sporting a standard Illinois license plate, the Cash Cab now has true taxi plates: 4472 TX. My apologies for the error.