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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

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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Obama Foundation Announces Chicago Library Architects

Obama Foundation Announces Chicago Library Architects

The Barack Obama Foundation says the New York architects behind the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts will partner with a Chicago firm in designing the Obama Presidential Center on Chicago's...

Suspicious Bags Temporarily Halt Brown Line Trains

Suspicious Bags Temporarily Halt Brown Line Trains

The Chicago Transit Authority's Brown Line train service was suspended between Fullerton and Chicago's Loop Thursday due to police activity.

Illinois' Budget Impasse Gets 'Daily Show' Treatment

Illinois' Budget Impasse Gets 'Daily Show' Treatment

Illinois’ ongoing budget battle may have no clear end in sight, but that didn’t stop “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” from taking on the crisis in the latest installment of “Jordan Klepper’s Happy Endings.”

Where To Watch Parades in Chicago Area This Fourth Of July

Where To Watch Parades in Chicago Area This Fourth Of July

As the Fourth of July weekend kicks off, families can enjoy watching the Independance Day parades. Below is a list of parade routes and times in the Chicago area. July 1 Evergreen Park: 95th and...

'Right Thing to Do': Military Ends Transgender Ban

'Right Thing to Do': Military Ends Transgender Ban

The Pentagon will let transgender individuals serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the change Thursday,...

Joakim Noah Likely Heading to New York: Reports

Joakim Noah Likely Heading to New York: Reports

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah isn't happy with the direction the organization is trending, and on Thursday reports have begun swirling that he's headed for a reunion with a former teammate as free agency...