Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 12:52 PM CDT

Statue of Liberty Reopens Amid Federal Shutdown

Statue of Liberty Reopens Amid Federal Shutdown

The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public Sunday after the state agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the federal government shutdown. Ferry trips from Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty...

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 09:59 AM CDT

Voices of the Shutdown: What It Means to Workers

Voices of the Shutdown: What It Means to Workers

As many federal workers around the nation watch the shutdown creep toward a third week, they shared their experiences of abrupt pay cuts, worries about bills and rent and what they're doing now that the...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 07:09 AM CDT
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By Vishal Persaud

Government Shutdown's Unexpected Effects

While there were plenty of serious effects on Americans from the government... View gallery

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Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 06:58 AM CDT

"Constitution" Rally Truckers Slow Beltway Traffic

 "Constitution" Rally Truckers Slow Beltway Traffic

Dozens of drivers of tractor-trailers and pickup trucks expressed their frustration over trucking industry regulations and the government shutdown Friday in a way that was guaranteed to get attention: They...

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 08:59 PM CDT

Talks Continue on Capitol Hill as Shutdown Drags On

Talks Continue on Capitol Hill as Shutdown Drags On

Senate Republicans met with President Barack Obama at the White House Friday amid optimism that an end to the partial government shutdown -- now on day 11 --- might be in sight.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 10:49 PM CDT

GOP Suffers As It Takes Rap for Shutdown: Poll

GOP Suffers As It Takes Rap for Shutdown: Poll

Yes, most Americans might want to vote out the whole of Congress, but in the same NBC News poll, they made no bones about which party they blame for the shutdown mess the U.S. now faces.

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 07:11 AM CDT

Last of Pre-Shutdown Pay Arriving for Fed Workers

Last of Pre-Shutdown Pay Arriving for Fed Workers

On Friday, many federal employees will receive their last paychecks for the foreseeable future, and those paychecks will be for less than half the usual amount. Due to the government shutdown, the pay period...

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 07:31 PM CDT

Shutdown Means No New Craft Beer

Shutdown Means No New Craft Beer

Another casualty of the government shutdown: New beers from craft breweries. The shutdown has shuttered an obscure government agencies that approves new breweries, beer recipes and labels — and for craft...

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 08:30 AM CDT

Obama Signs Bill to Fund Fallen Soldier Death Benefits

Obama Signs Bill to Fund Fallen Soldier Death Benefits

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that would let emergency death benefit payments to the families of fallen soldiers resume, despite the government shutdown, the White House said late Thursday.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 11:51 AM CDT

Marine Posted Shutdown Frustrations Days Before Death

Marine Posted Shutdown Frustrations Days Before Death

One of the American service members whose family is being denied death benefits because of the shutdown, voiced his frustrations with Washington on Facebook, just days before his death, NBC News reported.

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Winter Returns: Snow Falls Across Chicago Area

Winter Returns: Snow Falls Across Chicago Area

Winter has returned to Chicago, bringing with it the chance for accumulating snow at the start of this week.

Young Woman Killed by Stray Bullet While Returning From Work

Young Woman Killed by Stray Bullet While Returning From Work

A 25-year-old woman who had recently moved to Chicago was killed over the weekend when she was hit by a stray bullet outside her apartment.

128 Jail Workers Called Out Sick on Super Bowl Sunday: Docs

128 Jail Workers Called Out Sick on Super Bowl Sunday: Docs

A total of 128 workers reported ill to Cook County Jail on Super Bowl Sunday – about a third more than a typical day of sick calls, NBC5 Investigates has found.

Hornets Defeat Bulls, 108-91

Hornets Defeat Bulls, 108-91

The Chicago Bulls will be without Jimmy Butler on Saturday night, but they will get an important piece back as Mike Dunleavy will make his season debut against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Trump, Sanders Dominate Polls as Race Moves to NH

Trump, Sanders Dominate Polls as Race Moves to NH

New Hampshire votes Tuesday and billionaire Donald Trump is trying to lose the loser label, while Ted Cruz looks to fashion a win with far fewer Christian evangelicals than in Iowa and Marco Rubio tries to shake...

Gas Prices Continue to Fall in Chicago Area: GasBuddy

Gas Prices Continue to Fall in Chicago Area: GasBuddy

Drivers rejoice! Gas prices have dropped even more.