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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13-Year-Old Boy Killed, 6 More Shot on Chicago's West Side

13-Year-Old Boy Killed, 6 More Shot on Chicago's West Side

At least six people were wounded, and a 13-year-old boy was killed, in a shooting on Chicago's West Side Friday, police said.

Suspect in Custody in Orange Line Train Robbery

Suspect in Custody in Orange Line Train Robbery

A possible offender is in custody in connection to the rush hour robbery of multiple Orange Line passengers last week, according to police.

Teen Charged in Sleepover Shooting Held Without Bail

Teen Charged in Sleepover Shooting Held Without Bail

Tevin Lee's god father said the teen was headed on the right track and volunteered with an anti-violence program.

Lightning, Heavy Rain Likely in Latest Round of Storms

Lightning, Heavy Rain Likely in Latest Round of Storms

Below-average temperatures give way to a weekend of on-and-off thunderstorms, beginning Friday evening.

Suburban Teen Returns to Stage After Undergoing Brain Surgery

Suburban Teen Returns to Stage After Undergoing Brain Surgery

A week before she was set to perform in a lead role in her school's musical, high school senior Monica Tipperreiter discovered she had a benign brain tumor and needed emergency surgery.

Jerry Reinsdorf Hospitalized in New York

Jerry Reinsdorf Hospitalized in New York

Chicago Bulls and White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf was hospitalized Friday night after an "episode of light-headedness," the Chicago White Sox said in a statement.