Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 06:14 AM CDT

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

Life began to return to normal as the federal government reopened its doors after the 16-day partial shutdown that culminated in a late-night rush to pass a bill and avoid a default on the nation's debt. Federal

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM CDT

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Hundreds of thousands of furloughed workers were ordered back on the job Thursday after Congress ended the 16-day government shutdown with a last-minute deal that also averted a debt default.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 07:23 AM CDT

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What's the cost of a shutdown? That's still unclear, but the number will reach into the billions.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:40 PM CDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 03:39 PM CDT

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

President Obama said "there are no winners here" after lawmakers reached a last-minute agreement to reopen the government after a 16-day shutdown and avert default. The fiscal showdowns had inflicted "completely...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 12:12 PM CDT

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

After the 16-day government shutdown, parks and museums closed during the government shutdown will reopen. All national parks -- from Yosemite to Shenandoah National Park -- will reopen

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Illinoisans Can Submit for Medical Marijuana Tuesday

Illinoisans Can Submit for Medical Marijuana Tuesday

Agencies will begin accepting applications from patients or registered caregivers.

3 Killed, 33 Wounded in Holiday Weekend Shootings

3 Killed, 33 Wounded in Holiday Weekend Shootings

At least three people have been killed and 30 others wounded in Chicago amid a long Labor Day weekend.

Cubs Celebrate Jackie Robinson West on Labor Day

Cubs Celebrate Jackie Robinson West on Labor Day

U.S. Little League World Series champions visit Wrigley Field.

Suspected "No Boundaries Bandit" Charged

Suspected "No Boundaries Bandit" Charged

Cicero police arrested a man Sunday they believe is the so-called "No Boundaries Bandit" responsible for robbing 12 banks
in the city and suburbs.

Snoop Dogg Crashes Chicago Hindu Wedding

Snoop Dogg Crashes Chicago Hindu Wedding

Bride and groom get surprise picture with hip hop star.

CPD Says 2014 Murder Rate is Down

CPD Says 2014 Murder Rate is Down

Shooting incidents up 5 percent through first eight months of the year.