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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 03:09 PM CST

Bush Shows His Paintings on "Leno"

Bush Shows His Paintings on "Leno"

Since his departure from the White House, George W. Bush has made few public appearances, but decided to appear on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno Tuesday night. In a mostly tongue-in-cheek interview, Leno and...

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 10:32 AM CDT

SNL: Shutdown Fails "Gravity" Astronauts

SNL: Shutdown Fails "Gravity" Astronauts

As the government shutdown enters its third week, "Saturday Night Live" joked federal furloughs would have left the "Gravity" astronauts reliant on janitors in Houston to keep them alive.

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 03:47 AM CDT

Jon Stewart Grills Kathleen Sebelius on Obamacare

Jon Stewart Grills Kathleen Sebelius on Obamacare

Jon Stewart grilled Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius over the new health care law Monday. But first, he joked about the online health exchange's glitches and delays.

Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 at 09:27 AM CDT

SNL: Miley Causes the End of America

SNL: Miley Causes the End of America

"Saturday Night Live's" opening sketch this week predicted a dark future for America.

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 10:02 AM CDT

Colbert Saves Couple's Wedding After Shutdown

Colbert Saves Couple's Wedding After Shutdown

Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le were supposed to get married this Saturday at the Jefferson Memorial, but the government shutdown put those plans in jeopardy.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 10:45 AM CDT

Newt Gingrich on "Leno": Shutdown "Not a Crisis"

Newt Gingrich on "Leno": Shutdown "Not a Crisis"

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich appeared on the "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno Wednesday and the topic of discussion was of course the government shutdown. Gingrich said the nation's...

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At Least 1 Dead in Streator House Explosion

At Least 1 Dead in Streator House Explosion

The explosion happened about 11:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Court Street.

Illinoisans Can Submit for Medical Marijuana Tuesday

Illinoisans Can Submit for Medical Marijuana Tuesday

Agencies will begin accepting applications from patients or registered caregivers.

CPS Students Head Back to School Tuesday

CPS Students Head Back to School Tuesday

More than 400,000 Chicago Public Schools students head back to classrooms Monday for the first day of the 2014-15 academic year, many of them traveling along expanded Safe Passage routes.

3 Killed, 33 Wounded in Holiday Weekend Shootings

3 Killed, 33 Wounded in Holiday Weekend Shootings

At least three people have been killed and 30 others wounded in Chicago amid a long Labor Day weekend.

Cubs Celebrate Jackie Robinson West on Labor Day

Cubs Celebrate Jackie Robinson West on Labor Day

U.S. Little League World Series champions visit Wrigley Field.

Woman Rescued After Spending a Day Stuck in Mud

Woman Rescued After Spending a Day Stuck in Mud

Thirty-nine-year-old Amy Chitwood of Carmi was rescued after a fisherman contacted police Sunday about what he thought was a dead body on the river bank.