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.
Yet another billionaire has been given preferential treatment over lower-income residents in Detroit.
Without public discourse, city council voted 7-2 to dish out $34.5 million to the Pistons.
Since the city of Detroit announced the location of the new Red Wings arena in June 2013, at least 15 houses or buildings have been demolished within three blocks of the site.
Taxpayers could be on the hook again for another sports arena, and city officials are refusing to discuss it, choosing closed-door meetings instead.
Billionaire Mike Ilitch has duped Detroit taxpayers once again.
Wayne State University can run, but it can’t hide from public records.
Motor City Muckraker obtained a copy of the “confidential” agreement between Ilitch and Wayne State to build a business school, and the details don’t fit the media-peddle narrative.
When Wayne State University broke ground on the $50 million Mike Ilitch School of Business on Wednesday, school officials and the media left out some key details about the burden on taxpayers and students.
The Gold Dollar was a legendary Cass Corridor bar that hosted drag shows for three decades and later featured the White Stripes’ first live show.