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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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White Sox Honor JRW at U.S. Cellular Field

White Sox Honor JRW at U.S. Cellular Field

The celebration for the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars in Chicago continued this weekend as the little leaguers stepped out onto U.S. Cellular Field with the Chicago White Sox.

Mourners Gather at Slain Chicago Boy's Funeral

Mourners Gather at Slain Chicago Boy's Funeral

Nine-year-old Antonio Smith would have been entering the fourth grade next week, but instead of talking about the first day of school, family and friends are trying to make sense of his killing.

"Several Family Members" Found Dead in Suburban Home

"Several Family Members" Found Dead in Suburban Home

Several family members were found dead in a home in west suburban Elmhurst Saturday, police said.

Bears Set 53-Man Roster Saturday

Bears Set 53-Man Roster Saturday

The Chicago Bears finished off their 53-man roster on Saturday, with Chris Williams and Eben Britton among the notable final cuts made by the team.

11 Shot at Start of Labor Day Weekend in Chicago

11 Shot at Start of Labor Day Weekend in Chicago

At least one person was killed and 10 others wounded in overnight shootings as a long holiday weekend began.

Cops: Man Sliced CTA Passenger's Face With Hunting Knife

Cops: Man Sliced CTA Passenger's Face With Hunting Knife

A South Side Chicago man has been charged after he allegedly sliced a man’s face with a large hunting knife during an altercation on a Chicago Transit Authority bus.