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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Fioretti Endorses Emanuel for Mayor

Fioretti Endorses Emanuel for Mayor

Ald. Bob Fioretti announced his support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel Sunday in the form of an endorsement with about a week until Election Day.

Thousands Run in Shamrock Shuffle

Thousands Run in Shamrock Shuffle

Thousands of runners hit the streets of Chicago in their running shoes for the 2015 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle.

Alexi Pappas Takes First for Women in Shamrock Shuffle

Alexi Pappas Takes First for Women in Shamrock Shuffle

Elite runner Alexi Pappas took first place for women in the 2015 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Monday.

8K World Record Holder Stephen Sambu Wins Shamrock Shuffle

8K World Record Holder Stephen Sambu Wins Shamrock Shuffle

Stephen Sambu, the 8K world record holder from Kenya, finished the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle in first place.

NYC Officials Believe Missing Bodies Found in Building Explosion Rubble

NYC Officials Believe Missing Bodies Found in Building Explosion Rubble

Search and rescue workers sifting through mounds of rubble Sunday found two bodies believed to be those of the men missing since the explosion and fire that razed three East Village buildings last week. FDNY...

Suburban Community College to Offer Free Tuition

Suburban Community College to Offer Free Tuition

Harper College in Palatine plans to announce its "Promise Scholarship" program Monday, which will offer two free years of tuition to students who maintain certain qualifications.