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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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JRW Whistleblower Arrested in Evergreen Park

JRW Whistleblower Arrested in Evergreen Park

Chris Janes, the vice president of the Evergreen Park Athletic Association who prompted an investigation into the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged...

Ald. Deb Mell Opponent Files For Recount

Ald. Deb Mell Opponent Files For Recount

A Chicago Public Schools teacher vying for the 33rd Ward aldermanic seat against incumbent Deb Mell filed legal paperwork on Tuesday setting the grounds for a recount — and claiming “machine dirty tricks” —...

March Freeze to Bring More Record-Breaking Cold

March Freeze to Bring More Record-Breaking Cold

As polar air moves in Tuesday night, Chicago faces more potentially record-breaking cold temperatures and wind chill values below zero.

Rahm Responds to Sen. Kirk's Unofficial Endorsement

Rahm Responds to Sen. Kirk's Unofficial Endorsement

Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave a subtle affirmation of Sen. Mark Kirk's not-so-subtle statement about Chicago becoming the next Detroit if Emanuel wasn't re-elected.

What You Need to Know About the Boston Bombing Trial

What You Need to Know About the Boston Bombing Trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces a jury on charges that he detonated bombs at the end of the Boston Marathon killing three and injuring others.

Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Plug Budget Hole

Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Plug Budget Hole

Democrats in the Illinois Senate on Tuesday introduced a plan that would allow special funds to be used to help plug part of a $1.6 billion budget hole, a proposal that Gov. Bruce Rauner's deputy chief of staff...