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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2 Men Charged in Harvey Robbery, Standoff

2 Men Charged in Harvey Robbery, Standoff

IDOC officials were looking for suspect while nearly 20-hour standoff was under way.

More Storms To Bring Heavy Rain, Potential Flooding

More Storms To Bring Heavy Rain, Potential Flooding

As thousands clean up from flooding damage during Thursday night storms, another round of storms looms ahead of a volatile, hot weekend with the potential for torrential rainfall in some areas and more...

Flooding Causes Problems on Interstates, CTA Lines

Flooding Causes Problems on Interstates, CTA Lines

Several inches of rain fell across the Chicago area overnight, particularly on the South and Southwest sides, prompting road closures and Chicago Transit Authority delays.

Jackie Robinson West Beats Philly 6-5

Jackie Robinson West Beats Philly 6-5

Chicago team is two wins away from Little League World Series championship.

James Foley's Dad: We Hoped We Could Negotiate With ISIS

James Foley's Dad: We Hoped We Could Negotiate With ISIS

The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they had hoped to negotiate with ISIS terrorists before their son was executed and his killing broadcast in a YouTube video. “I didn’t realize how brutal...

$13,500 Reward Offered for Chicago Boy's Killer

$13,500 Reward Offered for Chicago Boy's Killer

Days before a 9-year-old Chicago boy was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon, he rode on a parade float in the Bud Billiken Parade, his family said.