Project Six suspending regular investigative operations

Government transparency: politicians' favorite promise to forget

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Systemic racism, misconduct in Chicago's Water Department worse than previously reported

Systemic racism, misconduct in Chicago's Water Department worse than previously reported

Over the past year, Chicago’s Department of Water Management has faced a number of serious allegations of systemic racism and…

O'Hare expansion funding, property taxes, city safety and more: March Chicago City Council meeting

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Chicago City Hall refuses to provide information on controversial senior-level clerk's office termination

City refuses to shed light on questionable termination of senior-level city employee

Documents uncovered by Project Six—along with limited and opaque answers from City Hall—raise serious questions over whether political clout played…

About Project Six

The name for Project Six is drawn from the “Secret Six.” The Secret Six were a group of businessmen and city leaders in Chicago during the 1930s whose economic, political and legal efforts led to the demise of Al Capone and his criminal empire.

During the prohibition era in Chicago, nearly every political, law-enforcement and business leader was corrupted by Capone’s crime network. The Secret Six worked behind the scenes to choke off Capone’s business interests and take away his deep-rooted influence in the city.

The Secret Six were integral in assembling “the untouchables”—the group of federal agents that successfully investigated and arrested Capone—and ensuring Chicago had a trustworthy and capable force to stop the unchallenged reign of corruption by “Scarface Al” and his mob. Like the inspiration for our name, Project Six will be fighting to expose the corrupt system operating inside City Hall and changing the “Chicago way” to one of open and honest government.