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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

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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Chicago Bulls Introduce Dwyane Wade

Chicago Bulls Introduce Dwyane Wade

Two weeks after he put pen to paper on a two-year contract, Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade will be introduced to the media on Friday afternoon.

Judge Saves Life of Friend, Fellow Judge by Donating Kidney

Judge Saves Life of Friend, Fellow Judge by Donating Kidney

For one Wisconsin judge, kidney failure sounded like a death sentence. That was until his friend and fellow judge spared the suburban Chicago native by donating one of her own.

'Creeper Ghost' Still at Large, Person of Interest Released

'Creeper Ghost' Still at Large, Person of Interest Released

A thief known as the “creeper ghost” is believed to be responsible for a rash of home burglaries in Chicago after a resident captured chilling footage showing a man moving through a home with the owners...

Malia Obama Spotted at Lollapalooza Thursday

Malia Obama Spotted at Lollapalooza Thursday

President Barack Obama’s daughter, Malia Obama, was spotted at Lollapalooza Thursday. Photos and videos popped up on social media showing Obama, 18, taking in the Cashmere Cat show at the festival.

Clinton, Kaine Hold Post-DNC Rally, Start Bus Tour

Clinton, Kaine Hold Post-DNC Rally, Start Bus Tour

After formally accepting her party's nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, Hillary Clinton is embarking Friday on a bus tour through two Rust Belt battlegrounds, Ohio and...

Police Warn of Men Robbing Passengers on CTA Trains

Police Warn of Men Robbing Passengers on CTA Trains

Chicago Police are warning residents of two men who have been robbing people at gunpoint on CTA trains and at stations on the North, Northwest and South sides of the city.  They pulled out a...