Month: July 2021

Indiana’s Hannah Roberts Earns Silver Medal in BMX Freestyle Finals

Indiana’s Hannah Roberts became a first-time Olympic medalist Saturday night, walking away with a silver medal in the BMX freestyle finals. In her Olympic-debut earlier in the week, Roberts finished as the top scorer during seeding, with Perris Benegas just claiming the second highest spot. Roberts won the world championships in the event in 2017, …

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Morton Salt Cuts 40% of Staff at Its Chicago Headquarters

Morton Salt has cut 40% of the staff at the 173-year-old company’s downtown Chicago headquarters following its recent purchase by a California investment firm. The company laid off about 120 of the roughly 300 employees at its Chicago offices this past week, the Chicago Tribune reported. The laid off workers worked primarily in administrative roles. Morton Salt …

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Watch Hannah Roberts’ Top-Scoring Run During Women’s BMX Freestyle Seeding

Indiana’s Hannah Roberts has become the top seed heading into the first-ever inaugural Olympic BMX freestyle finals Saturday night, where Team USA will set out to walk home with two medals. The night of events, which begin at 8:10 p.m. CT, start with the women’s final.  In her Olympic-debut, Roberts finished as the top scorer …

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Tokyo Updates: Dressel Looks to Add More Gold; Final Round Begins in Men’s Golf

In Day 9 of competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Team USA will look break its medal tie with China, Caeleb Dressel could add more hardware in the last batch of swimming finals, and the final round of the men’s golf competition kicks off with American golfer Xander Schauffele holding a narrow lead. Tune in …

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Florida Breaks Record With More Than 21,000 New COVID Cases

Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Saturday, as its theme park resorts again started asking visitors to wear masks indoors. The state has become the new national epicenter for the virus, accounting for around a fifth of …

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Long Lines Force Change at Many Illinois Secretary of State Offices

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is promising changes after continued long lines at facilities focused on driver’s licenses and identification cards. White said in a statement Friday that 16 facilities in the Chicago area will begin requiring an appointment to apply for or renew a driver’s license and ID cards beginning next month. Road …

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USA’s Xander Schauffele Holds Narrow Lead Entering Final Round of Golf In Tokyo

A number of household names are still vying for medals after three rounds of golf at the Tokyo Olympics. Team USA’s Xander Schauffele is clinging to a one-stroke lead over Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama of host country Japan. England’s Paul Casey and Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz sit two strokes back entering the final round. Further back, …

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