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. The...

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Brandon Marshall Demands Apology Over ESPN Profile

Brandon Marshall Demands Apology Over ESPN Profile

Brandon Marshall said ESPN owes him and his wife an apology after the network aired an edited version of its 2012 profile of the Chicago Bears wide receiver with information about domestic violence...

Blackhawks Training Camp: 5 Players to Watch

Blackhawks Training Camp: 5 Players to Watch

The Chicago Blackhawks announced their training camp roster on Thursday, and we have five players that you should keep an eye on when they hit the ice for the first time.

Suburban Firefighters Stranded After Cabo Hurricane

Suburban Firefighters Stranded After Cabo Hurricane

Twenty-four active and retired firefighters attending wedding stuck in resort town.

Unborn Child of Bali Suitcase Murder Suspect Gets Lawyer

Unborn Child of Bali Suitcase Murder Suspect Gets Lawyer

An attorney has been assigned to the unborn child of a Chicago teen accused of killing her mother and stuffing the body into a suitcase in Bali.

Rockford Among "Least Educated Cities in America"

Rockford Among "Least Educated Cities in America"

Rockford has been named one of the least educated cities in America.

Supporters Stand By CPD Commander Accused in Brutality Case

Supporters Stand By CPD Commander Accused in Brutality Case

A large crowd of supporters surrounded Glenn Evans as the indicted Chicago Police commander exited the Cook County Criminal Courts Building Thursday morning.