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. The...

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Bears Look Listless in 27-14 Loss to Dolphins

Bears Look Listless in 27-14 Loss to Dolphins

The Chicago Bears had a huge win last week, but the momentum completely evaporated early as the Miami Dolphins seized a 27-14 win on Sunday afternoon.

Woman Found Dead in Hammond Motel Was Strangled

Woman Found Dead in Hammond Motel Was Strangled

All three women, none of which have been identified, were found dead in three different locations, according to the Lake County, Indiana, Coroner’s office.

Sales of Survival Kits Surge as Fear of Ebola Outbreak Builds

Sales of Survival Kits Surge as Fear of Ebola Outbreak Builds

After the first person died on American soil from the deadly Ebola virus, a Chicago-area business soon sold out of its $150 infection protection kit.

Obama Back in Chicago Sunday For Quinn

Obama Back in Chicago Sunday For Quinn

President Barack Obama returns to Chicago for the second time in as many weeks to try and give Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign a boost.

"A Good Day": 48 People Taken off Ebola Watch List at Midnight

"A Good Day": 48 People Taken off Ebola Watch List at Midnight

Dozens of people will be taken off the Ebola watch list at midnight Monday, a major hurdle in the fight against the spread of Ebola in the U.S. “[Monday] will be a good day at midnight because the first 48...

3 Stars: Toews, Oduya Key as Hawks Down Predators

3 Stars: Toews, Oduya Key as Hawks Down Predators

The Chicago Blackhawks outshot the Nashville Predators by a wide margin, but it took a sparkling two-way play by Jonathan Toews to deliver them a 2-1 victory on Saturday night.