Though Thursday’s bankruptcy filing had been feared for months, the path ahead for the once mighty Motor City is still uncertain.
“I think it’s despicable… and I think every Detroit resident will also find that this action is despicable,” said Richard Mack, Jr., an attorney for AFSCME Council 25.
Here’s a look at how the city spiraled into financial ruin and why it’s in so much trouble.
Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, raising a flurry of questions about what happens next.
Detroit has filed for a Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection — the biggest municipal filing in history.
If Detroit’s broke, will culture be the first thing to go?
It’s expected to be a huge week in Detroit, as we expect to find out whether the city will file for bankruptcy.
Obama administration officials have been in contact with leaders in Detroit, according a spokesman.
Why is the city of Detroit, which is on the brink of bankruptcy, paying lawyers nearly $1,000 an hour?
Officials at the Masonic Temple want to make it clear that it’s a theater management company that is filing for bankruptcy — not the Detroit landmark.