- When convicted mob bookmaker Carl Dote was interviewed on the popular WTTW-Channel 11 show "Check, Please!" about Danny's, the restaurant he runs in Melrose Park, there were a few things he made clear: [...] "I'm the owner," Dote said in the unedited version of the interview, adding that his wife, Paula, was the co-owner.
But when it came to the forms needed to get a liquor license, Dote -- a twice-convicted felon for illegal gambling -- isn't listed as owner. In fact, his name is nowhere to be found.
Felons typically can't obtain a liquor license.
But officials in Melrose Park and in Des Plaines, which hopes to be home to a new casino, don't appear to be overly troubled.
It's kind of interesting to those who actually pay attention.