The Ilitches violated agreement to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in Detroit taxes; the Flint water crisis has gained little traction during the gubernatorial race; and a Shelby Township cop has been placed on leave after fatally shooting a man.
Numerous biker groups, white supremacists and militia members came to Detroit ready for war – all thanks to alt-right propaganda.
Hundreds of protesters are expected to gather outside of the new tax-funded Little Caesars Arena this evening to rally against the kickoff of a six-concert Kid Rock blitz, but they will have company.
Many Detroiters are incensed that Kid Rock will kick off a six-show run to officially open the tax-subsidized arena.
The billionaire Ilitch family and their companies have raked in hundreds of millions of tax dollars while demolishing dozens of buildings – some of them historic – in Detroit since the 1980s.
A lot is at stake when Mike Ilitch’s son takes over the family empire, which includes the Red Wings, Tigers, Little Caesars, theaters and abandoned buildings.
The Ilitch family’s Olympia Development held a groundbreaking Thursday afternoon for the new $450-million Red Wings arena.
Turns out, the billionaire’s company, Olympia Entertainment, owes Detroit nearly a million dollars in unpaid property taxes on downtown’s Cobo Arena and Joe Louis Arena dating back to 2009.