Like Father, Like Son
In what may be the most ironic news story of the week, Daniel N. Katalinic, the son of booted city official, Daniel M. Katalinic, was sentenced Thursday for robbing a Mt. Prospect bank last year.
The elder Katalinic, a former deputy commissioner of streets and sanitation and now a convicted felon, was a player in the Hired Truck scandal and is set to serve a year in federal prison for taking bribes. He could have gone to prison for up to 20 years for mail fraud but caught a "lucky" break: he became a key federal witness.
The younger Katalinic, 32, along with Charles Maltz, 26, shotgun in hand and teller held hostage, made out with over $9000 from Parkway Bank (1590 S. Elmhurst Road) landing him in prison for 10 years and 1 month. The two were caught after Maltz crashed his Ford Mustang shortly after the heist.
Looks like that apple fell right next to the tree.