This half-hour documentary picks up the saga of a small midwestern working-class town that has historically had problems with race relations and, since the days of Al Capone, with organized crime. This report concentrates on the recent problem with all-night bars that sell sex along with beer. The opposition of an enraged local citizenry to these seemingly authorized businesses encouraged WMAQ investigators to look into suspected mob and municipal government collusion. The investigation resulted in the closing of three of the all-night taverns as well as other overdue reforms.
CREDITS: Carol Marin, Don Moseley, Ed Bartlett, Grant Light, Sandy Bonnell-Malatia, Wendy Frame, Mary Walton, Peg Dwyer, Ken Weisberg, Michael Gamble, Todd Powelson, Irene Ostap, Linda Todhunter, Dennis Wood, Hal Bernstein, Jim MacDonald, Paul Nagaro, John Crispe, Howie Salzman, Ed Cradick, Jerry Ongaro, Robert Wiener