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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Chicago Celebrates Jackie Robinson West

Chicago Celebrates Jackie Robinson West

If it wasn't already abundantly clear before Wednesday, Chicago loves the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars.

Confetti Rains Down on JRW

Confetti Rains Down on JRW

The celebration at Millennium Park ended with players from the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars being showered with confetti.

Chance the Rapper on JRW: "They Are Our Champions"

Chance the Rapper on JRW: "They Are Our Champions"

Chance the Rapper introduced Jackie Robinson West at Millennium Park following the team's parade.

Chicago Guitarist Charged With DUI in Fatal Crash

Chicago Guitarist Charged With DUI in Fatal Crash

Sean Patrick Riley's Blood Alcohol Concentration measured .161 -- twice the state's legal limit -- six hours after he hit 55-year-old Jose Serrano in the 2700 block of North Avenue Sunday night, Cook...

Oak Lawn Woman is Cook County's First Case of West Nile

Oak Lawn Woman is Cook County's First Case of West Nile

Health officials said mosquito pools in 61 communities, as well as three dead birds, have tested positive for the virus.

Cards Against Humanity Creator Designs New Card Game

Cards Against Humanity Creator Designs New Card Game

One of the creators of Cards Against Humanity has come up with a new card game.