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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1 Dead, Multiple Injured in Edgewater Crash

1 Dead, Multiple Injured in Edgewater Crash

A pedestrian was killed and multiple others were injured in a crash Wednesday morning involving three cars and a CTA bus in the Edgewater neighborhood.

2 Women Survive Ordeal Along Indiana Rail Bridge

2 Women Survive Ordeal Along Indiana Rail Bridge

A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana.

Group Names "Worst Restaurant Foods"

Group Names "Worst Restaurant Foods"

Working out may not be enough to burn off the calories some of these restaurants are dishing out.

Woman, 2 Daughters Shot While Trying to Buy Cell Phones

Woman, 2 Daughters Shot While Trying to Buy Cell Phones

Police say men tried to rob family as they sat in a car.

Grammar Police Criticize Greg Maddux HOF Plaque

Grammar Police Criticize Greg Maddux HOF Plaque

The Cooperstown plaque for the former Braves and Cubs pitcher has provoked a social media debate over grammar.

Medical Marijuana Could Soon Be Sold Next to a Starbucks Near You

Medical Marijuana Could Soon Be Sold Next to a Starbucks Near You

Smell that? It's the funky stench of victory for champions of expanding access to medical marijuana in the increasingly weed-friendly Windy City.