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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 first...

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1 Dead in 2-Car Crash in Portage Park

1 Dead in 2-Car Crash in Portage Park

One man has died and at least one other person fled the scene after a two-car crash in the Northwest Side Portage Park early Saturday morning.

Shots Fired on Kennedy Expressway Ramp in Bucktown

Shots Fired on Kennedy Expressway Ramp in Bucktown

Shots were fired on a Kennedy Expressway exit ramp early Saturday morning in the North Side Bucktown neighborhood.

Legionnaires' Kills 2 Residents of Illinois Veterans' Home

Legionnaires' Kills 2 Residents of Illinois Veterans' Home

Two residents of an Illinois veterans' home have died of Legionnaires' disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday.

Cause of Death Uncovered in Suburban Hazmat Mystery

Cause of Death Uncovered in Suburban Hazmat Mystery

Police on Friday said no foul play is suspected after two men were found dead in a suburban home during a mysterious hazardous materials situation Thursday.

10 Years Later, Thousands Still Live With Katrina Damage

10 Years Later, Thousands Still Live With Katrina Damage

Pulling up to Jerry Reed's house in St. Roch neighborhood is like stepping back in time to August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina ripped through the area, devastating everything in its path.

Emmett Till's Relatives Gather at Boy's Grave 60 Years Later

Emmett Till's Relatives Gather at Boy's Grave 60 Years Later

The legacy of the lynching of thousands of black people in America was recalled when the death 60 years ago in Mississippi of just one — Emmett Till — was commemorated Friday at his gravesite in a suburban...