An $8.5 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch to Wayne State University will be used to support research and development in surgical technologies.
On a night of celebrating the illustrious past of the Red Wings, Ilitch made it clear the team intends to build on that past.
With Detroit’s fiscal woes simmering and threat of an Emergency Manager looming, Mayor Dave Bing said he wishes the local media would stop focusing all of its attention on the negative and show the Motor City some love.
Ilitch signed off with “Thank you for being a part of our team. We look forward to delivering another memorable season of Red Wings hockey.”
Michigan Matters Exclusive! President Barack Obama is coming to the Motor City for a $1 million pizza party being thrown for him compliments of Denise Ilitch, daughter of Little Caesars’ founders Mike and Marian Ilitch.
NASCAR team owner Jack Roush says he’s thankful to be healthy enough to be inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.