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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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Teen Killed by Police Died From Gunshot to Back: Autopsy

Teen Killed by Police Died From Gunshot to Back: Autopsy

The 18-year-old man who was fatally shot by Chicago police on Thursday died from a gunshot wound to the back, according to an autopsy report.  Paul O'Neal, of the 1700 block of E 70th St, was...

13 Hospitalized for Heat-Related Illness at Post Office

13 Hospitalized for Heat-Related Illness at Post Office

Thirteen people were hospitalized for heat-related illnesses at a Chicago post office Saturday morning, officials confirmed.  About 10 ambulances were called to the post office located at W Ohio...

Suit: ER Nurse Sent ‘Outrageous’ Tweets of Victim’s Room

Suit: ER Nurse Sent ‘Outrageous’ Tweets of Victim’s Room

The mother of a man shot last year in Logan Square has filed a lawsuit against the Southwest Side hospital where he was treated before he died, claiming an emergency room nurse shared inappropriate...

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Rape Lawsuit Against Derrick Rose

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Rape Lawsuit Against Derrick Rose

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit alleging New York Knicks player Derrick Rose and two friends drugged and gang-raped a woman. On Wednesday, federal Judge Michael W.

Winning Powerball Numbers Drawn for $478M Jackpot

Winning Powerball Numbers Drawn for $478M Jackpot

Saturday's winning Powerball numbers are: 32, 21, 17, 23, 11 with a Powerball of 5 Players have a shot at the $478 million jackpot, the nation's eighth-largest, but they should keep in mind that their dreams of...

Police Recordings Detail Moments Before SIU Student Vanished

Police Recordings Detail Moments Before SIU Student Vanished

Gaege Bethune, the last person to see 19-year-old Southern Illinois University student Pravin Varughese alive, described himself to Carbondale Police as a good Samaritan who offered a ride to a stranger...