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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Bears Agree to Trade Marshall to Jets

Bears Agree to Trade Marshall to Jets

One day after reports that the Chicago Bears were looking into trade options for Brandon Marshall, the receiver is heading to the Big Apple as he's been traded to the New York Jets.

CTA: Bus Ridership Down, Train Ridership Up

CTA: Bus Ridership Down, Train Ridership Up

Overall, ridership on the entire CTA system was down 2.8 percent from 2013, transit officials said.

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Warm-Up Could Bring 60-Degree Temps Next Week

Warm-Up Could Bring 60-Degree Temps Next Week

With a significant warm-up on the way, this week could be the last time Chicago sees snow on the ground this year.

NCAA Suspends Syracuse Coach for Violations

NCAA Suspends Syracuse Coach for Violations

The NCAA has suspended Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim for nine games for academic, drug and gifts violations committed primarily by the men's basketball program. The governing body said Friday the school will be on...

Today's Forecast: Bitter Beginning

Today's Forecast: Bitter Beginning

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