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Chicago / Corruption In Government Charges #254991

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 09, 1978
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(Studio) Recent reports of police fence operations to catch thieves noted. Report with regard to similar efforts by Chicago newspaper and watchdog agency to uncover corruption by city inspectors.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Chicago, Illinois) Details of joint effort by "Chicago Sun-Times" and Better Govt. Association to discover truth with regard to small busmen.'s complaints that they have to buy off city inspectors to stay in business; purchase of bar called Mirage noted. Photos shown. ["Sun-Times" spokesperson Pamela ZEKMAN - cites exs. of inspectors accepting payoffs and ignoring hazardous conditions in bar.] "Sun Times" photo, which paper and Association say proves point, shown and situation described. Other exs. of corruption, as charged by paper and Association, listed. [Association executive director J. Terrence BRUNNER - says corruption in Chicago government has become tradition.] Mayor Michael Bilandic's actions in response to charges from paper and group noted. [BILANDIC - takes issue with charge that this is way Chicago government does business]
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

(Studio) Longer report on situation, to be given on program "60 Minutes", noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Bowser, Betty Ann;
Schieffer, Bob

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