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  Macomb Daily : Marian Ilitch betting on casino success 04/13/05
Ilitch and her family have won praise for their extensive investments in Detroit, a city that has struggled with rapid population decline and economic stagnation.
Ilitch, who is in her 70s, is the wife of Mike Ilitch, the slightly more visible half of the business team that started in 1959 with the opening of a pizza parlor in suburban Detroit.
Marian Ilitch was born and raised in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, the daughter of Macedonian immigrants.
www.macombdaily.com /stories/041305/bus_ilitch001.shtml   (1051 words)

  
  Mike Ilitch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mike Ilitch is a first-generation American of Macedonian descent and is married to Marian Bayoff Ilitch.
Ilitch was one of the early team owners in the Arena Football League, starting up the Detroit Drive in 1988, somewhat as a filler team for summer dates in the Joe Louis Arena, although Little Caesars was also one of the major sponsors of the AFL during the time Ilitch owned the Drive.
Marian and Mike Ilitch have seven children: son Christopher Ilitch (born June 1965) is CEO and President of Ilitch Holdings, Inc. ; daughter Denise Ilitch (born November 1955) is an attorney and former co-President, with her brother, of Ilitch Holdings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mike_Ilitch   (1337 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Mike Ilitch
Mike Ilitch is a second generation American of Macedonian descent and is married to Marian Bayoff Ilitch.
Ilitch was one of the early team owners in the Arena Football League, starting up the Detroit Drive in 1988, somewhat as a filler team for summer dates in the Joe Louis Arena, although Little Caesars was also one of the major sponsors of the AFL during the time Ilitch owned the Drive.
Marian and Mike Ilitch have seven children: son Christopher Ilitch (born June 1965) is CEO and President of Ilitch Holdings, Inc. ; daughter Denise Ilitch (born November 1955) is an attorney.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Mike_Ilitch   (1476 words)

  
 Businesswoman taking casino plunge | www.azstarnet.com ®
Ilitch, who seems most comfortable behind the scenes, is set to take on a more public role as the sole owner of one of Detroit's three casinos.
Ilitch and her better-known husband, Mike, who are both in their 70s, began their business careers in 1959 with the opening of a pizza parlor in suburban Detroit, the first Little Caesars.
Ilitch was born and raised in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, the daughter of Macedonian immigrants.
www.azstarnet.com /sn/printDS/71316   (825 words)

  
 Ilitch pumps pride into Hockeytown - 10/19/05   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mike Ilitch believes the city's downtown is finally ready for prime time and he's putting his money where his mouth is. Do you agree with him?
Ilitch, the mogul who owns the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers, is spending more than than $1 million to renovate the Hockeytown Cafe and Comerica Park.
Ilitch said more projects are on the horizon, including family-owned properties at the southwest corner of Interstate 75 and Woodward.
www.detnews.com /2005/business/0510/19/C01-354115.htm   (1078 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Red Wings owner Ilitch clings to hope   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ilitch was one of the lead negotiators during the 1994 stoppage, but said he will not get involved this time.
Ilitch was not critical of defensemen Chris Chelios and Derian Hatcher and forward Kris Draper, all of whom signed last week with the United Hockey League's Motor City Mechanics.
Ilitch, however, would be disappointed if the lockout ended the career of Wings captain Steve Yzerman, whose season ended during the playoffs last May with a serious eye injury.
www.usatoday.com /sports/hockey/nhl/2005-02-09-ilitch-optimistic_x.htm   (565 words)

  
 Legends of Hockey - Induction Showcase - Mike Ilitch
Born July 20, 1929, Mike Ilitch was considered an excellent athlete through his teens, and was part of the Detroit Tigers' organization as a shortstop with a good bat.
Mike convinced a Detroit area nightclub owner that he should be selling pizza, and was allowed to make pizzas in a back room.
Although Mike and his wife Marian did not have the money to purchase their own pizza parlour at the time, Mike set out to raise the capital needed, first in door-to-door sales and later in an awning business.
www.legendsofhockey.net /html/ind03ilitch.htm   (418 words)

  
 CNNSI.com - 2002 NHL Playoffs - Big-spender Ilitch helps bring Hockeytown another Stanley Cup - Friday June 14, 2002 ...
DETROIT (AP) -- Mike Ilitch didn't score a goal, make a check or stop a shot, yet the Detroit Red Wings probably would not have won their third Stanley Cup in six years -- and the 10th in franchise history -- if the owner hadn't opened his checkbook last summer.
Ilitch gave general manager Ken Holland permission to make a blockbuster trade with Buffalo for goaltender Dominik Hasek, who wanted $8 million for a one-year commitment.
Ilitch realized he was close to "crapping out" on his gamble when Vancouver stunned the Red Wings by winning the first two games of the first round of the playoffs.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /hockey/2002/playoffs/news/2002/06/14/ilitch_wings_ap   (755 words)

  
 Business: This family is about more than pizza
Mike Ilitch is a visionary who turned a strip mall pizzeria into a family-run business that owns sports teams, a casino and a historic theater.
Now 76, Ilitch says he is counting on his children to keep the businesses in the family and build on his success.
The son of Macedonian immigrants, Mike Ilitch was born in Detroit and played baseball in the minor leagues.
www.sptimes.com /2005/12/29/news_pf/Business/This_family_is_about_.shtml   (944 words)

  
 October 06 Close-Up
Mike Ilitch is a first-generation American of Macedonian decent and is married to Marian Bayoff Ilitch.
Ilitch purchased the Detroit Tigers in 1992 (ironically from fellow pizza magnate Tom Monaghan who founded Domino’s Pizza), for baseball was a sport that he had played as a youth.
Marian and Mike Ilitch have seven children: son, Christopher Ilitch, (born June 1965) is CEO and president of Ilitch Holdings, Inc.; daughter, Denise Ilitch (born November 1955) is an attorney.
www.busjournal.com /content/archives/0612/closeup.html   (1584 words)

  
 Moron Dubya: Politics at their Best!
Ilitch's answer is to bring in the left field wall 20 feet.
Mike Ilitch isn't the whole reason, but the buildings he does own rot in his evil money.
Ilitch should be informed that there is plenty of other spaces to build this surface lot.
www.freewebs.com /morondubya/ilitch.htm   (695 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | Once little Little Caesars now a family empire
DETROIT —; In the 46 years since Mike Ilitch opened Little Caesars Pizza Treat in a suburban strip mall, he and his family have turned that first restaurant into a national pizza chain, acquired two professional sports teams and built a massive entertainment complex in downtown Detroit.
Now 76, Ilitch says he is counting on his children to keep the businesses in the family and build on his success.
The son of Macedonian immigrants, Mike Ilitch was born in Detroit and played baseball in the minor leagues.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,635169823,00.html   (896 words)

  
 Encore - Forbes.com
Mike Ilitch has backed losing sports teams and pizza before it was dinner fare--and mostly won big.
Ilitch ordered up a $380 million replacement and paid for his 70% share of it with debt (the other 30% was public funds).
That arrangement, says Ilitch, his eyes welling up with tears, was "a bad decision." Denise, a practicing attorney and businesswoman, left the company two years ago after losing a bitter power struggle with her brother.
www.forbes.com /free_forbes/2006/1009/068.html   (1532 words)

  
 The Ilitch Family - Little Caesars Pizza
Mike and Marian Ilitch are both first-generation Americans of Macedonian descent.
The Ilitch family has received many awards applauding its contributions to the community and to the restaurant industry.
Mike and Marian Ilitch and their family have donated millions of dollars to charitable organizations, provided amateur sports sponsorships for hundreds of thousands of children, and devoted thousands of hours of their time to charitable and community organizations.
www.littlecaesars.com /news/ilitch_family.asp?category=news   (232 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Ilitch says he's running out of time to turn Tigers around
Ilitch, whose business empire began with the Little Caesars pizza chain, said he got off to a bad start with the Tigers when he failed to hire the right general manager.
Ilitch said Lajoie's refusal combined with his own lack of contacts in the sport at the time led to a bad hiring decision.
Ilitch, who in October hired his seventh manager, Jim Leyland, suggested he was holding out hope that next season will be a turning point.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/baseball/20051213-1458-bba-tigers-ilitch.html   (469 words)

  
 Marian Ilitch, high roller - Best Online Casino and Gambling News
Mike was about to give away yet another freebie when Marian stepped in, ordered Mike back into the kitchen, and collected the cash from the customer.
If Mike is the more famous of the pair, it's Marian's tough-minded financial discipline that by all accounts built their first store into a billion-dollar pizza, sports and entertainment empire.
A succession feud split the Ilitch family last year, forcing Marian and Mike, who is 75, to choose between two of their children to run the company.
www.cashatcasinos.com /casinonews135.htm   (1447 words)

  
 Render Unto Caeser (4/23/97)
One of the nation's richest men, Ilitch's Algeresque story is well known to Detroiters: From humble beginnings he and his wife worked tirelessly to amass a fortune through their Little Caesars pizza parlors, then ventured into big-time sports, purchasing first the Red Wings hockey team and then the Tigers baseball club.
And what's emerging is convincing evidence that Mike Ilitch got one hell of a deal, much better than that obtained by the Lions, say several experts familiar with the agreement.
Mike Banks has a slightly different perspective on the stadium that appears to be rolling his way.
www.metrotimes.com /news/stories/news/17/43/render.html   (3895 words)

  
 Ron Ilitch: brother stole ring, watch
 Ilitch reported Friday his wallet, the ring made of gold and diamonds and a gold-plated Hockey Town Detroit Red Wings watch were taken from his room at the Boca Raton Resort & Hotel, police said.
 Ilitch said he left the property on the desk in his room at the resort.
During the time he was gone, Ilitch said, his brother had a key to his room.
www.canoe.ca /HockeyDetroitArchive/jan5_ron.html   (281 words)

  
 Ilitch Holdings, Inc.
The Ilitches purchased the historic Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit’s theatre district in July 1987 and lovingly restored it to its 1928 splendor.
Olympia Entertainment owners Mike and Marian Ilitch have added a new and exciting restaurant to Detroit’s sports/entertainment district with Johnny Rockets in the Foxtown area downtown.
Mike and Marian Ilitch, owners of the Little Caesars Pizza chain, have been sponsoring amateur hockey teams since 1968 and are a major reason for the club's success.
www.ilitchholdings.com /CompaniesandVenues/tabid/125/Default.aspx   (1232 words)

  
 Detroit Red Wings   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mike Ilitch: Detroit, Michigan; July 20, 1929 A Detroit, Michigan native, for Mike Ilitch, the sport of hockey has been an integral part of his life for more than three decades.
Ilitch and his wife, Marian, purchased the Detroit Red Wings franchise from the Norris family in 1982 during one of the NHL Original Six franchise's lowest periods of success on the ice and in the stands.
Ilitch and his wife, Marian, reside in the Detroit area and have 7 children and 18 grandchildren.
www.detroitredwings.com /wings/article.jsp?id=32   (605 words)

  
 ESPN.com - Mark Johnson, Ilitch, Coppo round out list
Ilitch, who still lives in the Detroit area, has received presidential citations from Reagan, Bush and Clinton; the Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the United States; and induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Ilitch and his wife, Marian, purchased the Detroit Red Wings franchise from the Norris family in 1982 during one of the NHL Original Six franchise's lowest periods of success on the ice and in the stands.
Ilitch and his wife, Marian, reside in the Detroit area and have 7 children and 18 grandchildren.
sports.espn.go.com /espn/print?id=1846402&type=story   (2763 words)

  
 Ilitch's son gets help from good Samaritan - 10/18/05   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sosa said he knew after the accident that Ilitch had gone to Beaumont and that he was curious about his condition -- but privacy laws prevent him from checking the file of someone he's not treating.
Ilitch, 47, suffered a badly broken femur, a broken nose and injury to his wrist when the Dodge Durango he was driving was struck on northbound Woodward at Opdyke in Bloomfield Hills.
Surgeons at Beaumont installed a pin in Ilitch's thigh and he hopes with physical therapy to be able to walk again.
www.detnews.com /2005/metro/0510/18/B01-352408.htm   (540 words)

  
 Mike Ilitch - Definition, explanation
Mike Ilitch was born July 20, 1929 in Macedonia.
He is pushing to demolish most of the structures he owns, and successfully (though controversially) gained the demolition of the Madison-Lenox Hotel in May 2005.
Ilitch was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/m/mi/mike_ilitch.php   (174 words)

  
 Mike Ilitch Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Ilitch was born on July 20, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Macedonian immigrants.
Ilitch had previously made pizzas to support himself when he was playing in the minor leagues.
Ilitch retained private ownership of Little Caesars from the beginning, and was active in many aspects of the operation through early the 1990s.
www.bookrags.com /biography/mike-ilitch   (1784 words)

  
 Detroit Free Press Tom Walsh Column: Ilitch: Our Town is on the Rise - Technology - RedOrbit
Ilitch, 77, was almost giddy as he talked about the bustling activity day and night in the Foxtown area this summer as huge crowds from Comerica Park spilled into restaurants and night spots near the Fox Theatre headquarters of Ilitch's pizza and entertainment empire.
Ilitch talked about a guy from a national brew-pub chain who wants to invest $3.5 million to build a joint in Foxtown.
Ilitch now admits to "over-aggressiveness" in bucking the exodus of downtown businesses to the suburbs in the 1980s.
www.redorbit.com /news/technology/674684/detroit_free_press_tom_walsh_column_ilitch_our_town_is/index.html?source=r_technology   (1412 words)

  
 The Oakland Press: Professional Sports: Ilitch vows to keep on spending
Ilitch spoke of his excitement for the upcoming season even though he watched the Washington Nationals hand the Tigers their first loss of the spring - a 6-5 decision before an announced crowd of 3,985 at Joker Marchant Stadium.
Ilitch doesn't want to have to second-guess himself when the 2005 season is over.
With Ilitch's renewed willingness to give the Tigers more financial support came a bold statement that dispelled rumors he's looking to sell the club that hasn't posted a winning season since 1993.
staging.theoaklandpress.com /stories/030805/pro_fixtoo001.shtml   (1142 words)

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