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15 Of The Most Anticipated Album Releases In 2017Here are 15 of the biggest albums due out in 2017:
US Jobless Rate Drops To 9-Year Low - News With Mary DixonUPDATE: November's jobs report is a little rosier than anticipated. The Labor Department reports nonfarm payrolls added 178-thousand jobs last month. Economists had anticipated 175-thousand new jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 4.6%, beating expectations it would hold steady at 4.9%. It's the lowest jobless rate since August, 2007. UPDATE: Three people have died in a wrongway accident that is blocked westbound I-88 at Mill Road for several hours ... Governor Rauner has vetoed a Chicago teachers pension bill - and it blows a 215-million dollar hole in the CPS budget ... Illinois lawmakers have approved millions to save Exelon's nuclear plants downstate with some rate hikes for customers and a boost for green energy ... President-elect Trump has named retired Marine General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis as his defense secretary ... The Blackhawks won in overtime ... the Bears' Jay Cutler is out for the season with a tear in his throwing shoulder - and that could be it for Cutler as a Bear ... It'll be a little drizzly this morning, with cloudy skies later and highs in the upper-30s.
Diary of an Overnight DJ: It's Christmastime at XRTThere are so many cool traditions we have at XRT, and I bask in them like a golden retriever in a snow mound.
John Mayer, Eliot Sumner, On XRT Vol: 18 - New Noise at Nine. Thursday December 1, 2016A healthy dose of songs from ON XRT: Live From The Archives Volume 18, Sting's son Eliot Sumner, and more.
Dead & Company To Play Wrigley FieldTickets go on sale Friday, December 9th.
Friday Feature: ONXRT Live From The ArchivesGrab your copy of ONXRT VOl. 18!

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Some Of The Finest Photos Of The Cubs, Chicago, Pearl Jam, And More Are Located In The Heart Of The LoopNeed a holiday gift idea?
LeBron James Makes Good On His Bet, Will Wear Cubs Jersey To Bulls Game TonightA friendly bet between James and Dwyane Wade comes out in Chicago's favor.
Riot Fest Co-Founder Sean McKeough Passes Away At 42A loss for the Chicago music community.
Terri Hemmert: Jaco Pastorius' Legendary Impact Still Felt To This DayJaco Pastorius was born on this day in 1951.
This Week's GiveawaysTake a look at what we're giving away on 93XRT.com this week!
PHOTO: There's Some Serious Construction Going On At Wrigley FieldWhile baseball season is still months away, the Cubs are wasting no time starting renovations at Wrigley Field.

Music News

The Lumineers Cover 'Blue Christmas'The band keeps the instrumentation stripped down to the essentials, so the lyrics maintain their impact.
Guns N' Roses Fans Destroy Giant Trump PiñataThe band invited some fans onstage and Rose told them, "Express yourself however you feel." The effigy was destroyed within minutes.
John Mayer, Eliot Sumner, On XRT Vol: 18 - New Noise at Nine. Thursday December 1, 2016A healthy dose of songs from ON XRT: Live From The Archives Volume 18, Sting's son Eliot Sumner, and more.
Wilco Announce 2017 Concert DatesThe Chicago natives announced an eight-stop small venue tour in February and March.
Brandon Flowers Confirms The Killers will Release New Music in 2017Flowers also talked about the band's new Christmas single, "I'll Be Home for Christmas."
Nickelback's Music Used as Drunk Driving DeterrentOne Canadian police department has put its community on notice.

Contests

Win Tickets To See Tributosaurus Beatles Project Tributosaurus becomes the Beatles for two nights at the Copernicus Center on December 9th and 10th. They will be playing the very best songs from the Beatles entire career from both the Red and Blue albums. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets! Tickets on sale now. Visit copernicuscenter.com for more information. 
Win A Pair Of Tickets To The 93XRT Shows: Steve Earle Winter Residency Steve Earle is coming to City Winery for four nights of 93XRT shows January 9th, 10th, 24th and 25th. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets. Tickets on sale now. Visit CityWinery.com/Chicago for more information. 
Win A Pair Of Tickets To A 93XRT Show With Freddy Jones Band Kick off the new year with Freddy Jones Band as they play a 93XRT show at City Winery on January 1st! Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets. Tickets on sale now. Visit citywinery.com/chicago for more information. 
Win A Pair Of Tickets To A 93XRT Show With Cloud Nothings Cloud Nothings are coming to Thalia Hall on February 10th for a 93XRT show. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets! Visit thaliahallchicago.com for more information. 
Enter Your Recipe In WBBM’s Jewel Osco Tailgate ThrowdownYour original tailgating recipe could win you $1,000! Enter for your chance to win the Jewel-Osco Tailgate Throwdown! Weekly winners will receive a Tailgate Throwdown prize pack, and will have a chance to square off live before a panel of Celebrity Judges to win the Grand Prize- a $1,000 VISA gift card!
Lin's Bin Got a question for XRT's Morning Host, Lin Brehmer? Well, now you can ask him! Submit your question to Lin and tune in every Monday and Friday morning at 7:15am and 6:15pm to hear if you're this week's winner.

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