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.

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Emanuel, Garcia Debate in Race For Chicago Mayor

Emanuel, Garcia Debate in Race For Chicago Mayor

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia are meeting Thursday for the second of three televised debates before next month's mayoral election.

Schock Says He Leaves Congress With Sadness, Humility

Schock Says He Leaves Congress With Sadness, Humility

Embattled Illinois congressman gave his farewell speech Thursday on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Chicago Bulls Playoff Tickets on Sale Friday

Chicago Bulls Playoff Tickets on Sale Friday

Chicago Bulls tickets for the eight games in the 2015 NBA Playoffs Rounds 1 and 2 will go on sale on Friday at 11 a.m., the team announced Thursday.

Cops Credited With Saving Man’s Life at Midway Airport

Cops Credited With Saving Man’s Life at Midway Airport

Chicago Police officers are being credited with saving the life of a man who was suffering a medical emergency Thursday morning at Midway Airport, the second time this week officers have been hailed as...

NY Building Collapses, Sparks Fire After Explosion

NY Building Collapses, Sparks Fire After Explosion

An explosion inside a building in the East Village has sparked a massive fire and caused one building to collapse, officials and witnesses say. The buildings at 121 and 123 Second Ave.

Who Was Co-Pilot Who Crashed Germanwings Plane?

Who Was Co-Pilot Who Crashed Germanwings Plane?

Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western...