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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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Twins Who Turned on Drug Cartel Sentenced

Twins Who Turned on Drug Cartel Sentenced

Two twin brothers who provided unprecedented testimony against one of the world’s most dangerous drug cartels were sentenced to 14 years in prison Tuesday.

Suburban Resident Tests Positive For Measles

Suburban Resident Tests Positive For Measles

Just ten cases of measles have been reported in Illinois over the last five years, said IDPH Director Nirav Shah.

Police Hunt For Man Who Prompted Hospital Lockdown

Police Hunt For Man Who Prompted Hospital Lockdown

Extra security measures were put in place at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva after Justin B. Patzer threatened someone with "with a non-firearm type weapon," police and a hospital spokesman said.

Ernie Banks’ Visitation, Memorial Service Set

Ernie Banks’ Visitation, Memorial Service Set

Visitation and memorial services were announced Monday for Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, who died Friday after suffering a heart attack days before his 84th birthday.

City Publishes "Problem Landlords" List

City Publishes "Problem Landlords" List

The list, compiled by the Department of Buildings, will be updated twice each year.

Darien Man Gets 65 Years for Kidnapping Ex, Killing Her Boyfriend

Darien Man Gets 65 Years for Kidnapping Ex, Killing Her Boyfriend

A former west suburban man will spend 65 years in prison for kidnapping his ex-girlfriend after fatally stabbing her new boyfriend as the couple went for a walk near her Darien home.