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 Thursday.

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Chicago Public Schools to Cut 1,400 Jobs Wednesday

Chicago Public Schools to Cut 1,400 Jobs Wednesday

The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools says approximately 1,400 jobs will be impacted after the district had to borrow money to make a $634 million pension payment.

Illinois House Adjourns Without Passing State Budget

Illinois House Adjourns Without Passing State Budget

Hours before the midnight deadline to pass a state budget and avoid a government shutdown, the Illinois House adjourned without making a budget deal.

CPS Makes Full $634 Million Pension Payment

CPS Makes Full $634 Million Pension Payment

Chicago Public Schools made the full payment of $634 million to the teachers' pension fund before the midnight deadline.

Saad Traded to Blue Jackets

Saad Traded to Blue Jackets

In an astonishing twist, the Chicago Blackhawks have sent winger Brandon Saad to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a pre-free agency swap.

Fugitive Murderers Did Dry Run Before Escape: Official

Fugitive Murderers Did Dry Run Before Escape: Official

The murderers who escaped an upstate New York prison earlier this month, sparking a weeks-long, multi-agency manhunt, conducted a dry run the night before their escape and then had numerous close calls with law...

Willis Group Joins With Towers Watson in $18B Deal

Willis Group Joins With Towers Watson in $18B Deal

The insurer Willis Group Holdings PLC will tie up with Towers Watson in an all-stock deal valued at about $18 billion.