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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Bears vs. Lions: 3 Keys to a Chicago Victory

Bears vs. Lions: 3 Keys to a Chicago Victory

The Chicago Bears will be working this Thanksgiving, and if they want their holiday to be a bountiful one against the Detroit Lions, they'll need to do these three things.

Thieves Drive Into West Side Clothing Store

Thieves Drive Into West Side Clothing Store

Red Dodge Caravan was driven into "Cisco NYC" on the 4000 block of West Madison Street early Wednesday morning.

Quinn Grants Clemencies Ahead of Holiday

Quinn Grants Clemencies Ahead of Holiday

The Chicago Democrat announced the news on Wednesday afternoon. He granted 126 and denied 185 petitions.

Chicago Area Braces For Frigid Thanksgiving

Chicago Area Braces For Frigid Thanksgiving

While the East Coast braces for a travel-busting snowstorm leading up to Thanksgiving, the Chicago area will see a mostly snowless forecast.

Family Sues After 10-Year-Old Boy Dies in Chicago Fire

Family Sues After 10-Year-Old Boy Dies in Chicago Fire

A Chicago family filed a lawsuit Wednesday after a 10-year-old boy was killed earlier this month in a Northwest Side apartment fire.

Obama Met With Cupich During Chicago Visit

Obama Met With Cupich During Chicago Visit

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the point person in the first introductory meeting Tuesday between Archbishop Blase Cupich and President Obama.