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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Winter Returns: Snow Falls Chicago Area

Winter Returns: Snow Falls Chicago Area

Winter has returned to Chicago, bringing with it the chance for accumulating snow at the start of this week.

Young Woman Killed by Stray Bullet While Returning From Work

Young Woman Killed by Stray Bullet While Returning From Work

A 25-year-old woman who had recently moved to Chicago was killed over the weekend when she was hit by a stray bullet outside her apartment.

128 Jail Workers Called Out Sick on Super Bowl Sunday: Docs

128 Jail Workers Called Out Sick on Super Bowl Sunday: Docs

A total of 128 workers reported ill to Cook County Jail on Super Bowl Sunday – about a third more than a typical day of sick calls, NBC5 Investigates has found.

Hornets Defeat Bulls, 108-91

Hornets Defeat Bulls, 108-91

The Chicago Bulls will be without Jimmy Butler on Saturday night, but they will get an important piece back as Mike Dunleavy will make his season debut against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Trump, Sanders Dominate Polls as Race Moves to New Hampshire

Trump, Sanders Dominate Polls as Race Moves to New Hampshire

New Hampshire votes Tuesday and billionaire Donald Trump is trying to lose the loser label, while Ted Cruz looks to fashion a win with far fewer Christian evangelicals than in Iowa and Marco Rubio tries to shake...

Gas Prices Continue to Fall in Chicago Area: GasBuddy

Gas Prices Continue to Fall in Chicago Area: GasBuddy

Drivers rejoice! Gas prices have dropped even more.