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

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Rahm's Numbers Improve in Latest Mayoral Poll

Rahm's Numbers Improve in Latest Mayoral Poll

Poll shows Rahm beating potential opponent Karen Lewis by 12 points in mayoral race.

Walgreens Considers Moving Headquarters to Switzerland

Walgreens Considers Moving Headquarters to Switzerland

Sen. Dick Durbin proposes bill that would shut off federal contracts to companies leaving the U.S.

Naperville Leaders Consider Closing Bars Earlier

Naperville Leaders Consider Closing Bars Earlier

Some city councilmembers concerned about increased late night violence and suspected DUI fatal crash earlier this month.

Home Burglary Suspect Caught on Surveillance Video

Home Burglary Suspect Caught on Surveillance Video

Police are searching for a “person of interest” who is suspected in several burglaries in Long Beach, Indiana.

WATCH: Geyser Spews Onto Sunset Blvd., UCLA After Main Break

WATCH: Geyser Spews Onto Sunset Blvd., UCLA After Main Break

A massive water main break inundated Sunset Boulevard near UCLA Tuesday afternoon, stranding cars and a bus and trapping drivers in several feet of swiftly rising water and mud.

Shake Shack To Open Second Chicago Location in 2015

Shake Shack To Open Second Chicago Location in 2015

New York City-based Shake Shack, as famous for its lines and web cam as its burgers and shakes, is adding a second Chicago location before opening the first.