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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Best, Worst Retailers for Black Friday Deals

Best, Worst Retailers for Black Friday Deals

With so many stores offering up Black Friday deals, it can be tough to decide where to go.

Bears' Thanksgiving Loss a Scathing Indictment of Emery Regime

Bears' Thanksgiving Loss a Scathing Indictment of Emery Regime

Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery brought in Marc Trestman, signed Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall to long-term extensions, and revamped his team's defense. All of those steps appear to be colossal failures after yet...

Thieves Smash Wall to Rob Austin Clothing Store

Thieves Smash Wall to Rob Austin Clothing Store

At about 4:15 a.m., theives used the back end of a maroon pick up truck to smash through the exterior wall. Once they had created a hole, about 20 to 25 people in hoodies were seen on surveillance video looting...

Suspect Killed After Shots Fired at Multiple Buildings in Austin

Suspect Killed After Shots Fired at Multiple Buildings in Austin

Austin police said a gunman suspected of opening fire on several downtown buildings and police headquarters has died after being shot. According to their verified Twitter account, Austin police say the...

Illinois Hospital Offers Water Treadmill for Dogs

Illinois Hospital Offers Water Treadmill for Dogs

Bethany Animal Hospital in Sycamore has only had the water treadmill for about six weeks, but they are already seeing results for the five or so dogs who are trying it.

Woman Released From Jail Found Dead Near Facility

Woman Released From Jail Found Dead Near Facility

A woman was found dead of apparent hypothermia about 30 hours after being released from a northwestern Illinois jail while a snowstorm was moving through the area, authorities said.