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Downtown Detroit, looking south on Woodward Avenue. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Can Detroit Make A Comeback Like The Big Three?

Unfortunately for Detroit, it’s not that simple.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/20/2013


2 School Districts Given Deadline By State

State officials have given the Buena Vista and Inkster school districts until Monday to secure new loans to finance operations or face being dissolved.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/20/2013

(Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Residents Worry If Bankruptcy Will Better Detroit

Though Thursday’s bankruptcy filing had been feared for months, the path ahead for the once mighty Motor City is still uncertain.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/20/2013


Union Attorney: Pensions In Jeopardy After Detroit Bankruptcy Filing

“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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2013

Detroit. File photo (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Detroit’s Bankruptcy Follows Decades Of Decay

Here’s a look at how the city spiraled into financial ruin and why it’s in so much trouble.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2013


Bankrupt Detroit: What Will Happen Next?

Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, raising a flurry of questions about what happens next.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2013


Nearly Bankrupt Detroit Pays Lawyers Almost $1,000 An Hour

Why is the city of Detroit, which is on the brink of bankruptcy, paying lawyers nearly $1,000 an hour?

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/10/2013


Snyder Appoints Emergency Manager For Hamtramck

Add Hamtramck to the list of Michigan cities that now have an Emergency Manager.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/27/2013


Pontiac School Employees May Lose Health Benefits

Teachers and other employees of the cash-strapped Pontiac school district have been notified that they may lose coverage this year because of nearly $12 million in unpaid premiums.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2013

36th District Court (WWJ Photo/Beth Fisher)

Judge Has Plan To Fix Troubled Detroit Court

Major reforms are in the works for Detroit’s 36th District Court after a recent report found the system is $4.5 million over budget and has failed to collect over $280 million in fines.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/25/2013