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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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Victim Told Family: "Look For Me in An Abandoned House"

Victim Told Family: "Look For Me in An Abandoned House"

The father of a victim of a suspected serial killer in Northwest Indiana says his daughter told a relative before she was murdered, “If I ever go missing, look for me in an abandoned house.”

Child Passenger From Liberia Being Tested for Ebola

Child Passenger From Liberia Being Tested for Ebola

A child traveling from Liberia is being tested for Ebola and remains in isolation in Chicago after he and an adult became ill on separate flights that landed Tuesday at O’Hare International Airport.

Suspected Serial Killer Charged in Second Death

Suspected Serial Killer Charged in Second Death

Darren Deon Vann, 43, was charged in the death of Anith Jones, a 35-year-old Merrillville resident whose body was found late Saturday night.

Search for More Victims Expands to Cook County

Search for More Victims Expands to Cook County

Cook County Sheriff’s officers were searching several abandoned homes in the southern suburbs of Chicago Wednesday after information revealed that a suspected serial killer in Indiana may have visited the...

"Casting Tips": Avoiding Acting Scams in Chicago

"Casting Tips": Avoiding Acting Scams in Chicago

Entertainment industry professionals will tell you it’s a good time to be an actor in Chicago. But less-experienced actors looking to make it big in Chicago should not be fooled by paying for a chance to get in...

Man Killed in Long Grove Crash

Man Killed in Long Grove Crash

A 58-year-old man was killed in a crash in Long Grove Wednesday, officials said.