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Article posted: 6/25/2013 10:44 AM

Carol Stream hot dog shop owner finds redemption

Will Amarantos battled drugs and alcohol before finding a new life running his Carol Stream hot dog restaurant

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Will Amarantos, the owner of Will's Hot Dog Palace in Carol Stream, takes a bite of a hot dog from his restaurant.

Michelle Jay | Staff Photographer

Wearing his signature backward cap, T-shirt and blue jeans, Will Amarantos dresses a dog at his restaurant.

Michelle Jay | Staff Photographer

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Will Amarantos, 24, became the proud owner Will's Hot Dog Palace in Carol Stream in December. He now pours into the restaurant the energy he used to spend partying, drinking and using drugs.

Michelle Jay | Staff Photographer

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Will Amarantos was an alcoholic and drug addict for 11 years, starting at age 11. Then 2Ĺ years he got into trouble, went through rehab and realized he wanted to work in the food industry as his parents and grandparents had before him. He saved his money at the age of 24 became the owner of Will's Hot Dog Palace late last year.
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    • Will Amarantos, the owner of Willís Hot Dog Palace in Carol Stream, takes a bite of a hot dog from his restaurant.
    • Wearing his signature backward cap, T-shirt and blue jeans, Will Amarantos dresses a dog at his restaurant.
    • Will Amarantos, 24, became the proud owner Willís Hot Dog Palace in Carol Stream in December. He now pours into the restaurant the energy he used to spend partying, drinking and using drugs.
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