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

Byline: Pamela Zekman, Zay N. Smith; 1978-01-13; Chicago Sun Times; pages 1, 21

Report: "The Mirage" - Pamela Zekman, Zay N. Smith - Chicago Sun Times

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"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. . . ."

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

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Chicago Sun-Times article titled, "'Quick, the Cash; 'I'm Promoted.'" Written by Pamela Zekman and Zay N. Smith as part of the Mirage Tavern sting series.