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. The...

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Slain Doctor's Family: "Our Hearts Are Aching"

Slain Doctor's Family: "Our Hearts Are Aching"

The family of a Chicago-area pediatrician who was killed in an attack at a charity-based children's hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan Thursday said they don't place blame for the death of their beloved father...

CPS To Name New High School For Obama

CPS To Name New High School For Obama

President Barack Obama is getting a namesake high school in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced plans Thursday to build the Barack Obama College Preparatory...

Woman Sexually Assaulted Near Matteson Metra Station

Woman Sexually Assaulted Near Matteson Metra Station

Matteson police are looking for a suspect after a woman was sexually assaulted near a Metra train station Thursday.

Ravinia Festival Smashes First Day Sales Record

Ravinia Festival Smashes First Day Sales Record

Whether it was a long, hard winter that left people craving the idea of outdoor music or a great 2014 Ravinia summer lineup, the music festival experienced a record amount of people trying to buy tickets on the...

Baby Klipspringer Born at Brookfield Zoo

Baby Klipspringer Born at Brookfield Zoo

Offspring may take on a much more literal meaning at Brookfield Zoo as they celebrate the first baby born this season.

Blackhawks Top List of Smartest Spenders in Sports

Blackhawks Top List of Smartest Spenders in Sports

When it comes to spending, Chicago sports teams are apparently the best and the worst.