How did convicted mob bookie get liquor licenses for his restaurants?

Mar 16, 2010 Full story: Chicago Sun-Times 23

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: Carl Dote at Danny's restaurant in Melrose Park during an interview for Channel 11's "Check, Please!" show.

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meatball

Bensenville, IL

#1 Mar 16, 2010
The food is great!
Melrose Parker

Tinley Park, IL

#2 Mar 16, 2010
He don't have a liquor licenses. He is the front man for the restaurant. He has the look of of some one grantfather, yes I would buy a pizza from this man.
Maybe a beer from the owner.
TONY

AOL

#3 Mar 16, 2010
Melrose Parker wrote:
He don't have a liquor licenses. He is the front man for the restaurant. He has the look of of some one grantfather, yes I would buy a pizza from this man.
Maybe a beer from the owner.
He does sell beer and wine, so must have a liquor license
well done

Downers Grove, IL

#4 Mar 16, 2010
TONY wrote:
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He does sell beer and wine, so must have a liquor license
Does that mean the waitresses have a liquor license because they work there, too? I don't know much about his past other than he had a gambling conviction. Office pools, poker games and such, are all illegal. Big deal. He is a nice man and the food and service there are fantastic. Some people do reform and do deserve a second chance.
Ciao

AOL

#5 Mar 16, 2010
The name on the liquor license is Linda Scavo, Vito Scavo's wife.
peace of mind

Elgin, IL

#6 Mar 16, 2010
well done wrote:
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Does that mean the waitresses have a liquor license because they work there, too? I don't know much about his past other than he had a gambling conviction. Office pools, poker games and such, are all illegal. Big deal. He is a nice man and the food and service there are fantastic. Some people do reform and do deserve a second chance.
The article clearly says he is a two-time convicted felon....so it would seem that he already got a second chance. Maybe the place should be named after him like the football field was named after another two-time convicted felon....makes sense to me.
vida

Bellwood, IL

#7 Mar 16, 2010
peace of mind wrote:
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The article clearly says he is a two-time convicted felon....so it would seem that he already got a second chance. Maybe the place should be named after him like the football field was named after another two-time convicted felon....makes sense to me.
You always always know that if Serpico supports him he has to be scum. We all know that!
me in DesPlaines

Downers Grove, IL

#8 Mar 17, 2010
What has a liq license got to do with being a bookie? I did know that liq licenses specifically restricted convicted felons, after they did their time, from having a liq. license. Silly me - it's just a liq license so the guy can run a honest business.
me in DesPlaines

Downers Grove, IL

#9 Mar 17, 2010
Correction - Meant to submit the following:

What has a liq license got to do with being a bookie? I did NOT know that liq license issuance was specifically restricted against convicted felons, after they did their time and paid their dues. Silly me - but it's just a liq license so the guy can run an honest business.
RESIDENT

Chicago, IL

#10 Apr 2, 2010
peace of mind wrote:
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The article clearly says he is a two-time convicted felon....so it would seem that he already got a second chance. Maybe the place should be named after him like the football field was named after another two-time convicted felon....makes sense to me.
Why do you people talk about Babe Serpico? Did you know him? has anyone in your family ever done anything wrong? do you even live in melrose park? just remember that all this stuff can be traced back to where it comes from.. It is too bad you have nothing to do with your time except talk about people whom you never even met before. If you asked anyone from the village about Babe they would tell you he was a good man.. No matter what you say it does not make a difference anyway.. If his grandson's ever found out who you were you would be looking over your shoulder.. I know them. THEY DON'T PLAY THAT.. They have nothing to do with the village or politics.. BUT THAT IS A PERSONAL ATTACK... BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY.. IT MAY COME BACK TO GET YOU WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT..
Diana

Bellwood, IL

#11 Apr 3, 2010
RESIDENT wrote:
<quoted text> Why do you people talk about Babe Serpico? Did you know him? has anyone in your family ever done anything wrong? do you even live in melrose park? just remember that all this stuff can be traced back to where it comes from.. It is too bad you have nothing to do with your time except talk about people whom you never even met before. If you asked anyone from the village about Babe they would tell you he was a good man.. No matter what you say it does not make a difference anyway.. If his grandson's ever found out who you were you would be looking over your shoulder.. I know them. THEY DON'T PLAY THAT.. They have nothing to do with the village or politics.. BUT THAT IS A PERSONAL ATTACK... BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY.. IT MAY COME BACK TO GET YOU WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT..
Well thats a good start at least you are admitting you are animal scum. You do things the Melrose way. Threaten, use police and building inspectors to do your dirty work. But actually I'm sue you're a big p@ssy ike the rest of them who allways has to cry for help because you're not man enough to do it by yourself. Oh yeah say Serpico's a great guy and then threaten. You're a j@rkoff and a p@ssy and he is too.
res

Chicago, IL

#12 Apr 3, 2010
Diana wrote:
<quoted text>Well thats a good start at least you are admitting you are animal scum. You do things the Melrose way. Threaten, use police and building inspectors to do your dirty work. But actually I'm sue you're a big p@ssy ike the rest of them who allways has to cry for help because you're not man enough to do it by yourself. Oh yeah say Serpico's a great guy and then threaten. You're a j@rkoff and a p@ssy and he is too.
I am not threating anyone. you got issues.. did you know him? you call people names from villa park.. you must be real tough.. you use harsh words for a woman.. You must have a d&*k.. so keep your hillbille ass in villa park with the rest of the scum that lives there.. skank!
Diana

Bellwood, IL

#13 Apr 3, 2010
My issue is with losers like you that yes do threaten people. I lived in Melrose for a long time and some of my goomba neighbors just couldn't stay out of my business for anything. They would have their kids vandalize my property and then would call the village to complain about it. Don't act superior because you live in Melrose. It just makes you a joke.
mickey

Elmwood Park, IL

#14 Apr 4, 2010
RESIDENT wrote:
<quoted text> Why do you people talk about Babe Serpico? Did you know him? has anyone in your family ever done anything wrong? do you even live in melrose park? just remember that all this stuff can be traced back to where it comes from.. It is too bad you have nothing to do with your time except talk about people whom you never even met before. If you asked anyone from the village about Babe they would tell you he was a good man.. No matter what you say it does not make a difference anyway.. If his grandson's ever found out who you were you would be looking over your shoulder.. I know them. THEY DON'T PLAY THAT.. They have nothing to do with the village or politics.. BUT THAT IS A PERSONAL ATTACK... BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY.. IT MAY COME BACK TO GET YOU WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT..
Everybody in and around melrose park goverment are fat scumbag's and everybody know's it,and we are not worried about looking over our shoulder's because SCAVO is going down,no more game's,A BUNCH OF BACKSTABBIN RAT"S WHO ARE ALL ON THE WAY DOWN,DOWN, THE SOPRANO"S OF STUPIDITY
Men in Melrose

Franklin Park, IL

#15 Apr 7, 2010
Diana wrote:
My issue is with losers like you that yes do threaten people. I lived in Melrose for a long time and some of my goomba neighbors just couldn't stay out of my business for anything. They would have their kids vandalize my property and then would call the village to complain about it. Don't act superior because you live in Melrose. It just makes you a joke.
The real joke is the fact you live in Melrose and can't take pride in your choice. What does that make you?
Ronald the clown

Bellwood, IL

#16 Apr 7, 2010
Men in Melrose wrote:
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The real joke is the fact you live in Melrose and can't take pride in your choice. What does that make you?
I guess that makes her someone with a brain. You sound like you live in Stepford. Maybe you need to use your own brain. Didn't they teach you to think at stuipd Proviso.
Men in Melrose

Franklin Park, IL

#17 Apr 8, 2010
Ronald the clown wrote:
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I guess that makes her someone with a brain. You sound like you live in Stepford. Maybe you need to use your own brain. Didn't they teach you to think at stuipd Proviso.
Sounds like you went to Proviso. I did not.
Ronald the clown

Bellwood, IL

#18 Apr 8, 2010
Men in Melrose wrote:
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Sounds like you went to Proviso. I did not.
Duh sorry it was too difficult for you. GED's are okay so don't feel to stupid.
Men in Melrose

Franklin Park, IL

#19 Apr 8, 2010
Ronald the clown wrote:
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Duh sorry it was too difficult for you. GED's are okay so don't feel to stupid.
"Clown" go attempt to make someone else laugh, you are boring me.
mickey

Elmwood Park, IL

#21 Apr 8, 2010
Ronald the clown wrote:
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Duh sorry it was too difficult for you. GED's are okay so don't feel to stupid.
YOU SOUND LIKE RON SERPICO"S BUTTLER

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