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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Opponents of Flooding Prevention Plan Fear Contamination

Opponents of Flooding Prevention Plan Fear Contamination

A northern suburb’s plan to combat frequent flooding may wind up impacting its beaches and the source of drinking water for millions of people, according to opponents of a proposed tunnel project in Winnetka.

Boy, 12, Killed in Hit-and-Run with Semi in Whiting

Boy, 12, Killed in Hit-and-Run with Semi in Whiting

A 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a semi Wednesday afternoon in an apparent hit-and-run in Whiting, Ind.

Lyons Residents Speak Out Following Police Cuts

Lyons Residents Speak Out Following Police Cuts

Residents of a southwest Chicago suburb are speaking out after one-third of the area's police force was cut last week.

All-Clear Issued After Package Shuts Down LSD

All-Clear Issued After Package Shuts Down LSD

Police shut down a portion of Lake Shore Drive Wednesday afternoon after a suspicious package was found near the roadway.

Raw: Robots Pull Apart Package

Raw: Robots Pull Apart Package

A portion of Chicago's Lake Shore Drive was shut down Wednesday afternoon because of a suspicious package. Watch as remote-controlled robots open the bag.

Chicago Police Officers Save Kids From Burning House

Chicago Police Officers Save Kids From Burning House

Chicago Police officers Samantha Smith and Kevin Tate say they were just doing their job when they saved two children Tuesday night from a house fire in West Pullman.