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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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Jackie Robinson West Beats Philly 6-5

Jackie Robinson West Beats Philly 6-5

Chicago team will play for U.S. championship Saturday against Nevada.

Stormy Weather Possible Thursday Night

Stormy Weather Possible Thursday Night

The Chicago area made it through a rainy Thursday morning commute, but we're not out of the woods for more rain, storms and, in some cases, pea-size hail.

Harvey Standoff Suspect Was on Electronic Monitoring

Harvey Standoff Suspect Was on Electronic Monitoring

IDOC officials were looking for suspect while nearly 20-hour standoff was under way.

$13,500 Reward Offered for Chicago Boy's Killer

$13,500 Reward Offered for Chicago Boy's Killer

Days before a 9-year-old Chicago boy was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon, he rode on a parade float in the Bud Billiken Parade, his family said.

Two Women Charged in Murder of Club Promoter

Two Women Charged in Murder of Club Promoter

Victim's girlfriend and her best friend accused of luring man to Far South Side home.

1983 Jackie Robinson Team Treks to LLWS for Big Game

1983 Jackie Robinson Team Treks to LLWS for Big Game

Members of last Chicago team to play in Little League World Series arrived in Williamsport Thursday morning.