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

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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Arson Charges Filed After Massive Furniture Warehouse Blaze

Arson Charges Filed After Massive Furniture Warehouse Blaze

Federal arson charges have been filed against a disgruntled employee following a massive fire that destroyed a suburban warehouse for the popular furniture company The RoomPlace.

Mom Charged With Murder After Boy Beaten at Motel Dies

Mom Charged With Murder After Boy Beaten at Motel Dies

The mother of two boys found badly beaten at an Ohio motel has been charged with murder now that one of them has died.

10 Players the Bears Could Target on Day 2 of NFL Draft

10 Players the Bears Could Target on Day 2 of NFL Draft

The Chicago Bears hold two picks on Day Two of the NFL Draft, but who will they take? We bring up 10 possibilities for the Monsters of the Midway.

2016 James Beard Awards: Full List of Nominees

2016 James Beard Awards: Full List of Nominees

The James Beard Foundation Awards and Gala Reception return to Chicago Monday, marking the second year in a row the ceremony has been held in the Windy City.  The prestigious food awards ceremony,...

Amid Chaotic Rally, Trump Makes Case to Calif. GOP

Amid Chaotic Rally, Trump Makes Case to Calif. GOP

Donald Trump, the outsider, is making his case to California's Republican establishment after he kicked off his crucial campaign for the state's presidential primary with a rally marred by confrontations between...

Family's Heartbreaking Advice to Young Boy Battling Cancer

Family's Heartbreaking Advice to Young Boy Battling Cancer

From birthday cards to tattoos, it’s clear 5-year-old Lucas “Bear” Cervone has supporters across the globe behind him as he continues his battle with cancer.