Sexy Suburban Election Action! - News With Mary DixonIt's election day - not the big, splashy national contests, but -- races for mayor, aldermen and school boards and referendum questions on the ballots all around the Chicago suburbs. The polls close at 7 p.m. ... A new law now allows Internet companies to sell your online information without your knowledge or permission. President Trump has signed the bill that wiped out privacy rules the FCC passed last year ... Attorney General Sessions is ordering a review that could stall the Justice Department's oversight of troubled police departments, including Chicago's. A federal judge here has given the go-ahead on a lawsuit alleging the city's police 'code of silence' allowed a detective to escape punishment for drunk driving ... It's Equal Pay Day - the date on the calendar when working women's paychecks finally catch up to their male colleagues' checks - from last year ... North Carolina outlasted Gonzaga to win the men's NCAA title ... the White Sox will try again to host the Tigers after their home opener was rained out yesterday ... We'll have a little light rain this morning before it clears up; temperatures in the low-50s.
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.
White House To UK: "Sorry" - News With Mary DixonThe White House has apologized to British leaders and promised not to repeat a claim that UK spies surveilled Donald Trump. Spokesman Sean Spicer repeated the Fox News story yesterday while answering reporters' questions about President Trump's still-unsubstantiated allegation that President Obama ordered wiretaps on Trump Tower. Senate and House Intelligence Committee leaders say it didn't happen; British intel officials took the unusual step of calling it nonsense ... Chicago police say a three-year-old boy was critically injured by a gunshot as he and other children played cops-and-robbers in a South Side home ... Saint Charles police are investigating the deaths of two 18-year-olds found in a car ... Republican and Democratic congressmembers are pushing back against the GOP health care bill and the president's budget proposals for cutting domestic programs ... Secretary of State Tillerson is warning North Korea against further missile tests, and says pre-emptive military strikes are an option ... Northwestern won their first-ever NCAA game and will play Gonzaga tomorrow. Notre Dame won, too. And the Blackhawks won in Ottawa ... It'll be a bit rainy and in the mid-40s on this Saint Patrick's Day.
Trump Travel Ban Blocked Again - News With Mary DixonPresident Trump told a rally in Nashville that he would appeal the ruling of a federal judge in Hawaii (and another this morning in Maryland). The decisions block President Trump's second attempt at a travel ban from six majority-Muslim countries. The Hawaii judge cited statements by Trump and his adviser Stephen Miller as examples of what he called the religious animus making the order unconstitutional ... The Trump budget proposal goes to Congress today, and includes big cuts to the EPA, poverty programs, medical research, the arts and the State Department with big spending increases for the Pentagon ... Chicago police superintendent Johnson and other police chiefs will meet today with Attorney General Sessions ... Mayor Emanuel will help break ground on a new factory that will build CTA rail cars in the Hegewisch neighborhood ... The Bulls lost to the Grizzlies ... ISU won their first round in the NIT... and Northwestern begins a historic dance this afternoon as the NCAA men's tournament begins in earnest ... Sunny and upper-30s today ... some rain, sleet and snow overnight.
IT'S SNOWING!!! - News With Mary DixonWe're getting our first real snow of the year. The National Weather Service has called a Winter Weather Advisory til 1 o'clock, and a Lake Effect Snow watch tonight ... Saint Charles police are investigating the deaths of a man who reportedly killed his teenaged daughters and injured his wife first ... Republicans are bracing for a Congressional Budget Office analysis that will most likely show that fewer Americans will have health insurance under the GOP healthcare proposal ... Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is telling the Trump administration to produce proof that the Obama White House ordered wiretaps at Trump Tower, or retract the explosive allegation ... Northwestern is going to the dance: the men's basketball team has won its first NCAA tournament berth in Wildcats history. The Bulls lost in Boston ... the Blackhawks beat the Wild ... The snow's coming down and we'll have temperatures in the low-30s.
Watch Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Cover Van Halen’s ‘Jump’ In Honor of March MadnessThey've also covered AC/DC, Lorde and INXS on this tour.