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  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “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.)
  • Highwood's St. James School to merge with Holy Cross

    For nearly 90 years, students have attended classes at St. James Catholic School in Highwood. That will cease to be the case after this school year because the school's students, staff and tradition will be blended in with the Holy Cross School on the...

    Cardinal: Closing 7 schools unavoidable in cash-strapped district

    Cardinal: Closing 7 schools unavoidable in cash-strapped district
    In one of Cardinal Francis George’s final acts before retirement, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago will shutter seven elementary schools and consolidate six more by next school year, church officials announced Wednesday. George said the...

    Catholic Church to close, merge a dozen schools in Chicago

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Catholic Church will close or merge a dozen of its 240 Chicago-area schools due to falling attendance in some areas of the country's largest parochial school system, the Archdiocese of Chicago said on Wednesday. "We will not be...

    The Pope, evolution and the Big Bang

    The Pope, evolution and the Big Bang
    A few hours after all the superheated commentary regarding Pope Francis’ pronouncements on the Big Bang and evolution started spewing from the e-pipe, cooler heads began to prevail and we saw more thoughtful pieces about how this wasn’t such a...