I-"Our Bar Uncovers Payoffs, Tax Gyps" - Mirage - Chicago Sun-Times

I-"Our Bar Uncovers Payoffs, Tax Gyps" - Mirage - Chicago Sun-Times

by: Pamela Zekman, Zay N. Smith | publication date: January 5, 1978 | Publication: Chicago Sun Times | pages: 1

"But the Mirage, 731 N. Wells St., was never quite what it seemed. "It was a tavern operated by the Sun-Times and the Better Government Assn. "The bartenders were reporters and investigators. The repairmen were photographers headed for a hidden loft. "All were investigating years of complaints from small businesses about the day-to-day corruption they have to endure in Chicago, the city that works if you know how to work it. "The Sun-Times will tell the Mirage's story -- with names, dates and amounts -- in the days to come . . . "

First in the Sun-Times' 25-part Mirage Tavern series, exposing small beer corruption in Chicago.

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