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