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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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Blackhawks' Road to a Repeat Begins Thursday

Blackhawks' Road to a Repeat Begins Thursday

Last season, the Chicago Blackhawks cruised into the playoffs as favorites and emerged as champions. Coming in as underdogs this time, can they work the same magic as they try to repeat?

Chicago Confections Make List of Nation's Top Cupcakes

Chicago Confections Make List of Nation's Top Cupcakes

Add cupcakes to the list of Chicago foods ranked among the best in the nation.

Robber Who Was Homesick for Prison to Be Sentenced

Robber Who Was Homesick for Prison to Be Sentenced

Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank...

CTA Announces Plans For Red Line Extension and Rehab

CTA Announces Plans For Red Line Extension and Rehab

Plans to extend the Red Line past 95th Street, rebuild oldest North Side stations.

Man Punched, Kicked Passenger on CTA Train: Police

Man Punched, Kicked Passenger on CTA Train: Police

Incident happened March 28 on board a CTA Yellow Line train, police said.

NW Indiana Mayor Faces Corruption Charges

NW Indiana Mayor Faces Corruption Charges

Prosecutors say a federal grand jury has indicted Keith Soderquist, his wife and a former city employee on corruption charges.