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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Trucker Charged in Fatal I-55 Crash Was Partially Blind

Trucker Charged in Fatal I-55 Crash Was Partially Blind

Victim's family questions why Francisco Espinal-Quiroz was able to drive despite being completely blind in one eye. The truck driver faces reckless homicide charges following an I-55 crash that killed...

Illinois Army Vet Among First Seeking Medical Marijuana

Illinois Army Vet Among First Seeking Medical Marijuana

People with last names beginning with letters A through L were allowed to sign up for a medical marijuana card starting Tuesday.

Garrett Popcorn Sued Over "Chicago Mix"

Garrett Popcorn Sued Over "Chicago Mix"

Chicagoans who are fans of Garrett’s Popcorn won’t be calling one of the gourmet popcorn shop’s most popular mixes the “Chicago Mix” anymore.

Cause of Fatal House Explosion Unknown

Cause of Fatal House Explosion Unknown

Ethel Davison, 82, died when home on the 300 block of Court Street in Streator exploded.

U.S. Doctor Cured of Ebola: "I Felt Like I Was About to Die"

U.S. Doctor Cured of Ebola: "I Felt Like I Was About to Die"

Dr. Kent Brantly, the American doctor who contracted Ebola while working with relief organization Samaritan's Purse in Liberia, told NBC in an exclusive interview that he felt like he was about to die when...

Rauner Admits Belonging to $140,000 Wine Club

Rauner Admits Belonging to $140,000 Wine Club

As Governor Pat Quinn begins what many are calling a campaign stunt – living on minimum wage for a week – his opponent, Republican Bruce Rauner, admits he is a member of a wine club that costs $140,000 to join.