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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Officer "Alert" After Being Shot on South Side

Officer "Alert" After Being Shot on South Side

District 3 officer was sitting in a vehicle in the 7400 block of South Langley when he was shot in what may have been an attempted robbery.

Illinois Coyotes Help Nab Iowa Fugitive

Illinois Coyotes Help Nab Iowa Fugitive

Daniel Rice, 21, slipped out of handcuffs while being transferred from a jail to a hospital.

Who Is Craig Spencer, 1st New York Ebola Patient?

Who Is Craig Spencer, 1st New York Ebola Patient?

New York City doctor Craig Spencer is the fourth person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States -- and the first diagnosed in New York. He recently came back from treating Ebola patients in West Africa...

1 Dead, 1 Injured After Officer-Involved Shooting

1 Dead, 1 Injured After Officer-Involved Shooting

Officers said they were on patrol near the 7900 block of South Justine Street when they came upon an attempted robbery.

Child Tests Negative for Ebola in Chicago

Child Tests Negative for Ebola in Chicago

A child being tested for Ebola at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital does not have Ebola, the hospital said Thursday.

Classes to Resume at Skokie Middle School

Classes to Resume at Skokie Middle School

Classes will resume at a north suburban middle school after two days of cancellations due to threatening Instagram posts shared with sixth graders, police said.