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 country's...

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Reports: Cutler Benched by Bears vs. Lions

Reports: Cutler Benched by Bears vs. Lions

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman has stood behind Jay Cutler all season long, but on Wednesday night it appeared he has changed course as multiple reports emerged that Jimmy Clausen will start against the...

Two Found Dead in Apartment on South Side

Two Found Dead in Apartment on South Side

The bodies of a man and woman were discovered just before 8 p.m. in a home on the 7100 block of South Ingleside Avenue.

Report Names Most Dangerous Cities in Illinois

Report Names Most Dangerous Cities in Illinois

Illinois ranks as the 20th most-dangerous state in the nation, according to a new report based on crime statistics from the FBI.

Man Wins Lotto By Playing Fortune Cookie Numbers

Man Wins Lotto By Playing Fortune Cookie Numbers

A man won a $200,000 lottery prize after playing the lucky numbers found inside a fortune cookie.

Suburban Smash-and-Grab Thieves Target Lotto Tickets

Suburban Smash-and-Grab Thieves Target Lotto Tickets

Smash-and-grab lottery ticket thefts are becoming a common occurrence in the Western suburbs, according to police.

Today's Forecast: Back To Reality

Today's Forecast: Back To Reality

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