Little Caesars Founder Quietly Paid the Rent of Rosa Parks

Parks, who died in 2005, was beaten and robbed when she lived in Detroit in 1994. Taubman pledged to find the best home available.

A 1994 burglary in Park's apartment raised concerns over her safety.

While Ilitch and his admirers like to evoke the image of the self-made man, his hand dipped repeatedly into the public treasury to receive tax breaks as well as outright gifts to aid his various ventures.

"He had his fingers in almost everything in Detroit", she said.

Following the passing of longtime owner Mike Ilitch last week, Detroit will wear special patches on their sleeves honoring his memory for at least the rest of the season.

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Anyway, back to Keith's story. When Keith called Ilitch, the Little Caesars founder asked what he could do to help.

The Ilitch organization has increasingly been steered over the past decade by son Christopher Ilitch so everyone is comfortable going into the future, Wilson said. In fact, Keith called him the "lead donor".

"It felt like there were 12 guys in the crease for most of the last 90 seconds, but we kept digging", Edmundson said. "He said whatever she needs, I will take care of it, Damon". It's one of those arenas like the Bell Centre (in Montreal), like Madison Square Garden (home of the New York Rangers) that you walk into and you take a step back and you realize there have been a lot of greats who have stepped on that ice and for you to have the honor to do the same thing, it's pretty wonderful. The rise of the Ilitch family fortune, now estimated at some $6.1 billion, corresponded with a period which saw Detroit transformed from the city with the highest per capita income in the United States to the poorest big city in America.

The situations often amount to "people who are in poverty are being forced to subsidize the billionaires' playpen", Lessenberry said.

Mike Ilitch is behind charity work around the nation, but his heart is in Detroit. Ilitch is survived by his wife, seven children, 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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This article is from February of 2014.

There are those who found a lot to criticize in the way the Ilitch family acquired downtown property, maintained that property, and financed its arenas. Until her death 11 years later, he also quietly paid her rent. "As usual, you wasted no time jumping to action".

In the eyes of many, Ms. Parks was considered a hero and a trailblazer.

It was; the copy of a $2,000 check was included in a PDF of Keith's letter sent to The Post. She eventually settled at the Riverfront Apartments in Detroit, according to the journal.

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