corruption

Editorial criticizes City Council's decision to stall on taking any action, a week into the Mirage series.
Pamela Zekman
Michael Flannery
Illinois' Department of Revenue announces the establishment of a special fraud unit to investigate the tax-cheating findings of the Sun-Times Mirage series.
Pamela Zekman
Michael Flannery
The Board of Health suspends two inspectors who overlooked violations at the Mirage.
Michael Flannery
Pamela Zekman
Two resolutions come before the City Council urging investigation of wrongdoing uncovered in the Mirage probe.
Editorial pushes for firm hand against corruption from City Council.
Pamela Zekman
Zay N. Smith
Mirage team discovers that no permits are needed for non-illuminated signage and no one seems to know why.
A Mirage editorial, calling for state reforms.
Pamela Zekman
Michael Flannery
Sparked by the Sun-Times Mirage investigation, federal, state and county law enforcement agencies meet to plan a cooperative investigation into corruption in the city.
A Mirage editorial calling on the City Council to take action.
A Mirage editorial, calling for independent investigations into issues raised by the Sun-Times expose.
Leon Pitt
Michael Flannery
Citing the Mirage disclosures in the Sun-Times, a state legislator warns that systematic tax cheating could be costing the state up to $30 million annually in lost revenue and urges a special legislative investigation.
Building commissioner names three inspectors his department suspended for wrongdoing at the Mirage.
Michael Flannery
Pamela Zekman
The new chief of the Chicago Fire Prevention Bureau reacts to the Mirage series.
Mirage editorial about the lack of action being taken in response to the Sun-Times Mirage series.
Pamela Zekman
Zay N. Smith
Inspector ignores basement fire.
A Sun-Times editorial on the Mirage Tavern sting series.
A Sun-Times editorial on the Mirage Tavern series.
Sidebar on the first day of the Chicago Sun-Times Mirage Tavern sting series.
Pamela Zekman
Zay N. Smith
A recap of the Mirage Tavern sting method, experience, the series, and the impact it had during the month it was being reeled out.
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