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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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SUV Crashes Into Lake Michigan at Lake Shore Drive

SUV Crashes Into Lake Michigan at Lake Shore Drive

Emergency crews responded to a traffic accident Friday afternoon where an SUV had gone into the water near Lake Shore Drive, fire officials said.

Briggs Placed on IR by Bears Friday

Briggs Placed on IR by Bears Friday

The Chicago Bears were without linebacker Lance Briggs on Thursday against the Detroit Lions, and on Friday the team placed him on the injured reserve list, ending his season.

Local Shops Ready for Small Business Saturday

Local Shops Ready for Small Business Saturday

With the Black Friday frenzy coming to an end, small businesses are hoping to reign in on some of the holiday shopping madness.

Weekend Warm-Up Predicted for Chicago Area

Weekend Warm-Up Predicted for Chicago Area

If you've been putting off decorating the outside of your house for the holidays, this may be the weekend to get it done.

Protesters Urge Black Friday Boycott in Chicago

Protesters Urge Black Friday Boycott in Chicago

Protesters used the Black Friday shopping holiday to bring attention to the Michael Brown case.

Emanuel Calls Special Meeting for Minimum Wage Vote

Emanuel Calls Special Meeting for Minimum Wage Vote

Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't plan to wait and see if the state of Illinois passes a minimum wage hike.