Betty Loren-Maltese is done with the pizza business. Now, she wants a talk radio program.
Betty Loren-Maltese says she has quit her job as hostess at an Oak Park pizza restaurant because she did not make enough money and would like to pursue a career as a radio talk show host.
The former Cicero town president said she enjoyed her time at Salerno’s Pizza and Pasta restaurant, where she began working on April 7.
But she said she did not make enough money to live on. She said one of her paychecks for four nights’ work totaled $216.75.
"It worked out to about $3 to $4 an hour," she said. "I cannot survive on that."
Loren-Maltese says she took the job because she is strapped for cash after being released from a federal prison for her role in a scheme that bilked the town of more than $12 million.
Loren-Maltese said she needs money to prove to a judge in Alabama that she is financially sound so she can regain custody of her 13-year-old daughter.
Loren-Maltese said she is doing computer research on foreclosed homes while she pursues other opportunities.
One job she said she would like is to host her own radio show. Last month, Loren-Maltese was guest co-host of "The Cliff Kelley Show" at WVON radio.
Here we go.