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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NFL Draft: Grading the Bears' Picks

NFL Draft: Grading the Bears' Picks

The Chicago Bears are (likely) done picking in the NFL Draft, and with six new picks to dissect, we give out our grades on the selections in G.M. Ryan Pace's first performance with the team.

Four Dead, At Least 16 Wounded Since Friday Evening

Four Dead, At Least 16 Wounded Since Friday Evening

Four people were shot to death Friday evening, and at least 16 others have been injured in citywide shootings in less than 24 hours.

4.2-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes SW Michigan

4.2-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes SW Michigan

The United States Geological Survey confirmed a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Michigan near the city of Galesburg Saturday.

Bears Pick Jeremy Langford in Fourth Round

Bears Pick Jeremy Langford in Fourth Round

The Chicago Bears grabbed a running back in the fourth round for the second consecutive year on Saturday, drafting Jeremy Langford out of Michigan State.

Mayweather Defeats Pacquiao by Unanimous Decision

Mayweather Defeats Pacquiao by Unanimous Decision

With his characteristic pinpoint accuracy and crafty defense, Floyd Mayweather Jr. won his bout against Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision.

Spring Comes to Chicago With Week-Long Warming

Spring Comes to Chicago With Week-Long Warming

In the first week of May, it seems Spring is finally here to stay.