This Week On XRT

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Joins The XRT Morning Show To Reveal Full Blues Fest LineupTune in at 8 AM when the Mayor will join Lin Brehmer.
Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, March 26, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]Hear the latest releases from Chicago bands Cupid Youth, Michelles, The Drastics, Speed Babes, Korean Jeans, Elk Walking and The Drastics (again!)
New Chicago Music On This Sunday Night's Local Anesthetic!New Chicago releases from The Drastics, Elk Walking, Cupid Youth, Speed Babes, Korean Jeans and more tbd
We Have Sold Out 4-Day Lollapalooza Passes For YouLollapalooza​ 4-Day passes may be sold out, but not for you!
BARE LEGS ALERT - News With Mary DixonIt'll be cloudy, breezy and warm today, with high temperatures in the 70s! In other news: President Trump says he's done negotiating, and that if the US House can't vote today to repeal Obamacare it'll stay on the books. Both moderate and conservative Republicans are balking because the GOP replacement bill does either too little or too much ... UPDATE: The Trump administration today has given the go-ahead for the Keystone XL oil pipeline ... Police in the UK have arrested two more people in the terror attack on Westminster. A fourth victim has died ... Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke faces new charges - 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm - in the deadly shooting of Laquan McDonald ... A judge has ruled that Illinois lawmakers should get their paychecks, even though they still haven't worked out a state budget ... The Blackhawks beat Dallas in a home shootout ... Michigan is close but no cigar in the sweet 16 while Xavier upsets Arizona ... and Cubs mastermind Theo Epstein is named World's Greatest Leader by Fortune Magazine.
Chuck Berry, Local Natives, Gorillaz – New Noise at Nine. Thursday March 23, 2017A parting gift from Chuck Berry, a surprise gift from Gorillaz, and more on this week's New Noise at Nine!
This Week On XRT: Programming HighlightsFriday Feature: The Who & Green Day! ♦’69 on Flashback! ♦ Cheap Trick on Sunday Night Concert
Republican Health Care Vote Today - News With Mary DixonThe US House is heading for a vote today on the Republican leaders' health care bill. The question is whether they've persuaded enough GOP members to sign on. ... UPDATE: Britain's parliament is back at work after a deadly attack yesterday at their doors. British police suspect the British-born assailant acted alone and was inspired by international terrorism. They've arrested eight people in London and Birmingham ... The mother of the 15-year-old Chicago girl who was sexually assaulted on Facebook Live says her family has been receiving online threats ... The CTU wants Chicago public school officials to say whether they're ending the academic year early or not ...The Supreme Court is overturning a ruling involving high court nominee Neil Gorsuch in a case that affects millions of students with disabilities ... Illinois lawmakers are going to debate legalizing the recreational use of marijuana ... The Bulls beat the Pistons ... U of I is out of the NIT ... former Cubs GM Dallas Green has died ... There's a chance of rain this afternoon with temperatures in the mid-40s. It'll be in the 70s tomorrow!
Why 1969 Was One Of The Most Important Years For MusicWe'll be featuring it on Saturday Morning Flashback this weekend!
Another Link To Russia - News With Mary DixonThe Associated Press reports President Trump's former campaign chair secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Vladimir Putin and undermine anti-Russia opposition in the former Soviet republics. This would contradict Paul Manafort's and the administration's assertions UPDATE: Manafort confirms the story, but complains it unfairly casts the work as inappropriate ... President Trump is warning Republicans about the political consequences of voting against the GOP health care bill ... Chicago police are searching for a group of people seen raping a 15-year-old on Facebook Live ... A man is held without bond on charges of posing as an Uber driver and kidnapping and raping two women in Skokie ... NASA and SpaceX are looking for a place on Mars to land a spaceship ... The provocateur who created The Gong Show has died. Chuck Barris was 87 ... The architect of the Bulls' six-championship dynasty, Jerry Krause has died ... the Bulls and the Blackhawks lost in overtime last night ... It'll be windy and cold today with high temperatures in the upper-30s.
FBI Confirms Russia/Trump Campaign Probe - News With Mary DixonThe FBI is investigating whether members of the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian agents to influence the 2016 election. FBI Director James Comey made this extraordinary announcement during a House Intelligence Committee hearing in which Comey also debunked Trump's unsubstantiated assertion that President Obama ordered wiretaps at Trump Tower. The White House and the Kremlin dismissed Comey's testimony ... President Trump heads to Capitol Hill to lobby Republican support for the Republican House leaders' health care bill ... Senators continue confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch ... The U.S. is restricting some electronics from being carried on U.S.-bound flights on foreign carriers from a number of countries in the Middle East and Africa ... The Tribune reports the Chicago Board of Ethics is reviewing e-mails from Mayor Emanuel's personal accounts and whether they expose lobbying activity ... Drivers in Chicago will get a fraction of a second more to beat red light camera tickets ... In the NIT -- The U of I advances while ISU is finished. The Bulls and Blackhawks play tonight ... Partly sunny and high temperatures near 50 today.
Russia Hearing Begins - News With Mary DixonFBI Director Comey is set to testify before the House Intelligence Committee today on the Kremlin's interference in the US election. It's expected congressmembers will ask whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians, and whether President Trump's unsubstantiated assertion that President Obama ordered wiretapping at Trump Tower is valid ... Senate confirmation hearings begin today on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch ... Chicago police are warning North Siders in the Ravenswood, Uptown and Sheridan Park neighborhoods about a recent round of armed robberies ... A Chicago man is being held without bail on charges that he kidnapped and assaulted a Wrigleyville woman earlier this month ... Bears legend Gale Sayers has dementia. His wife tells the Kansas City Star that Sayers was diagnosed four years ago, and his family believes football contributed to his condition ... The Blackhawks beat the Avs ... Michigan and South Carolina stage N-C-Double-A upsets ... DePaul is out of the women's N-C-Double-A dance ... Kinda rainy today, with temperatures in the mid-50s ... cooler near the lake.

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