VI- "'Quick, the Cash; 'I'm Promoted'"- Mirage - Chicago Sun-Times

VI- "'Quick, the Cash; 'I'm Promoted'"- Mirage - Chicago Sun-Times

by: Pamela Zekman, Zay N. Smith | publication date: January 13, 1978 | Publication: Chicago Sun Times | pages: 1, 21

"The Mirage's $100 payoff to John Higgins, city ventilation inspector, became a race to beat the clock. "The transaction, arranged so the Mirage could install a food grill wihtout spending $2,000 on required ventilation ductwork, was orderly enough at first. A private contractor carried out cautious negotiations between tavern and inspector. It was shuttle diplomacy, Chicago-style. . . ."

Part VI in the Mirage tavern sting expose of fraud and corruption among city inspectors.

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