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... See Full Gallery

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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Quinn Calls Special Session for Comptroller

Quinn Calls Special Session for Comptroller

Governor Pat Quinn has filed for a special session to elect a new Illinois comptroller following the death of Judy Baar Topinka.

Pets Face Homelessness After Shelter to be Evicted

Pets Face Homelessness After Shelter to be Evicted

Cache Creek Animal Rescue in south suburban Joliet is facing eviction, so they are asking for donations to find the animals a new home for the holidays.

Vote: Who Should  Bears Fire?

Vote: Who Should Bears Fire?

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman has stood behind Jay Cutler all season long, but on Wednesday night it appeared he has changed course as multiple reports emerged that Jimmy Clausen will start against the...

New Skyscraper Planned to Rise Along Chicago River

New Skyscraper Planned to Rise Along Chicago River

The 88-story building, dubbed as "Wanda Vista," will house a hotel, retail shops and condos.

Dave and Buster's to Come to State Street Mall

Dave and Buster's to Come to State Street Mall

The restaurant and arcade bar Dave and Buster's will move into the once defunct Block 37 next to a soon-to-be movie theater.