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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Bears Stun 49'ers 28-20 in Comeback Thriller

Bears Stun 49'ers 28-20 in Comeback Thriller

The Chicago Bears were down 17-0 early, but they ended up spoiling the party for the San Francisco 49'ers as they scored a comeback 28-20 victory on Sunday night.

Teen Held Without Bail in Attack of Pregnant Student

Teen Held Without Bail in Attack of Pregnant Student

A pregnant Chicago State University student who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted, told her teen attacker she was pregnant, showing him her stomach, but was still forced to take off her clothes,...

Victim of Brown Line Machete Attack Speaks Out

Victim of Brown Line Machete Attack Speaks Out

The victim of a machete attack at a Brown Line stop in Albany Park said Saturday he was cut with the machete when he tried to take it from a gang member holding it to the throat of his teenage brother.

Chicago Officer Hit by Car, Driver Shot on West Side

Chicago Officer Hit by Car, Driver Shot on West Side

A Chicago police officer was hit by a car and the driver shot Saturday night on the Near West Side.

2 Dead, 12 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Violence

2 Dead, 12 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Violence

Two people were killed and at least 12 others were injured in weekend violence across Chicago, police said.

USA Wins Basketball Worlds, 129-92 Over Serbia

USA Wins Basketball Worlds, 129-92 Over Serbia

Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.