| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:55 AM
“Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will allow investors to buy actual pieces of real players — namely, rights to 20 percent of the player's lifetime earnings (including licensing and product endorsement deals). The firm told The New York Times in October that it will soon stage an “IPO” for budding NFL star Arian Foster and hopes to sign up many more athletes, plus singers and actors similarly early in their careers. (On the other hand, Fantex's lawyers drew up a 37-page list of potential investment risks, such as injuries, slumps and scandals — and the fact that the stock will trade only on Fantex's private exchange.)
| Feb 28, 2015
| 8:17 PM
DUAL TEAM WRESTLING
(at U.S. Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington)
Oak Park-River Forest 39, Sandburg 16, championship
Glenbard North 42, Lockport 24, third
Oak Park-River Forest 51,...
| Mar 1, 2015
The Most Rev. Donald Hying stood for more than an hour to greet parishioners waiting in line to shake his hand, kiss his ring or bend his ear.
Each believer wanted their coveted time with Hying, who marks his two-month anniversary this week as the new...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 5:45 AM
Pope Francis' finance czar has defended the expenditures of his office following reports it had racked up a half-million euros ($575,000) in bills in the last six months.
Australian Cardinal George Pell's office has been insisting on a spending review...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 8:26 PM
Andrew 56, Lincoln-Way Central 52 (OT)
Bolingbrook 73, Sandburg 35
Crete-Monee 76, Rich South 47
Eisenhower 109, Richards 64
Evergreen Park 57, Oak Lawn 47
Hillcrest 68, T.F. South 55...