"'Government by Envelope': Chicago's 'System' Exposed" - T.R. Reid - Washington Post

"'Government by Envelope': Chicago's 'System' Exposed" - T.R. Reid - Washington Post

by: T. R. Reid | publication date: January 15, 1978 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: A3

". . .But this is Chicago after all, where such matters can often be handled more cheaply. So when the fire inspector arrived, the owners handed him a white envelope with $10 inside. There was a long, uncomfortable pause: finally the inspector pocketed the money and pronounced the good news: the Mirage had passed, with no repairs needed. . ."

Washington Post's T.R. Reid comments on the Chicago Sun-Times' exposé of the Mirage Tavern.

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