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Mike Ilitch gave us affordable pizza AND paid Rosa Parks rent for 10 years? Believe it! After reading about the 1994 burglary in Park’s home, a Little Caesars Enterprise check was written out to her apartment complex for $2,000. Concerned for her safety, Ilitch promised to pay Park’s rent for as long as she needed.

Ilitch died on February 10th, 2017.

“Mike Ilitch is totally committed to Detroit,” Keith said to the Business Daily. “He brought the Little Caesars corporate offices here. He saved the Fox Theatre. He built Comerica Park, and he kept the hockey and baseball teams thriving here when times were tough. But of all the incredible things he has done for the city, people should know what he did for Rosa Parks.”