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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'Small, Black Object' Prompts Lockdown of Suburban School

'Small, Black Object' Prompts Lockdown of Suburban School

A southwest suburban Chicago high school was placed on lockdown Friday morning after a parent reported seeing a “small black object” in the hand of a student walking into the school, police said.

4-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down Inbound Kennedy

4-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down Inbound Kennedy

A four-vehicle crash during Friday’s morning rush shut down two lanes on the inbound Kennedy Expressway near Harlem Avenue on the Northwest Side and left two people injured.

Man Shot on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago's Gold Coast

Man Shot on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago's Gold Coast

A 22-year-old man was shot while driving on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago’s Gold Coast early Friday morning.

Feds Seize Nearly 60 Tons of Illegally Imported Honey in Chicago

Feds Seize Nearly 60 Tons of Illegally Imported Honey in Chicago

Special agents with the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in Chicago seized nearly 60 tons of illegally imported Chinese honey, valued at more than $200,000.

Aurora Schools Investigating Longtime Grading Errors

Aurora Schools Investigating Longtime Grading Errors

Grades for thousands of students in East Aurora School District 131 could be incorrect because of the faulty setup of an online grading system.

Chicago-Area Police Pursuits Kill, Injure Scores of Innocent Bystanders

Chicago-Area Police Pursuits Kill, Injure Scores of Innocent Bystanders

A two-month NBC5 investigation reveals that many fatal chases were never reported to the state agency charged with reviewing police pursuits. And most deadly local police chases likely should never have started...