“We’re going to keep seeing Uber throwing Hail Marys,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. [Heather Cherone/The Daily Line]

The battle over Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to triple taxes on some ride-hailing trips erupted Wednesday as Lightfoot accused Uber of “buying off black ministers” in an attempt to kill the plan set to generate $40 million for the city in 2020. But the mayor offered no proof to back up her accusation, which Uber said was “completely factually inaccurate.”

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