Government Shutdown - NBC Chicago

Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 at 11:20 PM CST

Bon Jovi's Restaurant Offers Furloughed Workers Free Meals

Bon Jovi's Restaurant Offers Furloughed Workers Free Meals

A New Jersey-based “community restaurant” owned by Jon Bon Jovi and his wife will serve a free meal to furloughed federal workers on Monday.

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 08:04 AM CST

Fraud Victims Unable to Get Help From FTC During Shutdown

Fraud Victims Unable to Get Help From FTC During Shutdown

After thieves stole her handbag and briefcase and everything inside - credit cards, checkbooks, business and Social Security documents, Louette Duvall, 67, a widow, scrambled to freeze or close her bank accounts...

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 06:37 PM CST

FAA Bringing Back Safety Inspectors Sidelined by Shutdown

FAA Bringing Back Safety Inspectors Sidelined by Shutdown

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has brought about 500 furloughed safety inspectors back to work and expects more to return next week, potentially easing strains on the aviation system amid a partial...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 06:11 PM CST

Federal Shutdown Delays Some State Road, Bridge Contracts

Federal Shutdown Delays Some State Road, Bridge Contracts

Uncertainty over federal funding for transportation projects amid a partial government shutdown is forcing some states to delay contracts for new road and bridge work while others are preparing for that...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 03:22 PM CST

TSA Officers Prepare for Extended Shutdown

TSA Officers Prepare for Extended Shutdown

Transportation Security Administration screeners at U.S. airports are facing their first missed paychecks as an impasse between President Donald Trump and lawmakers over funding for a new barriers at the U.S....

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Lightning Sparks House Fire as Storms Roll Over Chicago Area
Lightning Sparks House Fire as Storms Roll Over Chicago Area

Lightning struck a home Monday in suburban Brookfield causing a house fire as storms popped up around the Chicago area.

Missing Crystal Lake Boy: Cops Search Park to No Avail
Missing Crystal Lake Boy: Cops Search Park to No Avail

Andrew "AJ" Freund was last seen by his parents on Wednesday—when they put him to bed, they told police.

Foxx Received Threats After Smollett Charges Dropped: SA
Foxx Received Threats After Smollett Charges Dropped: SA

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has received "racially charged" threats to her personal safety, a spokeswoman for the top prosecutor's office said.

Car Drives Off Lake Shore Drive, Into Lake Michigan: Cops
Car Drives Off Lake Shore Drive, Into Lake Michigan: Cops

Authorities were searching Lake Michigan after a car drove off Lake Shore Drive and into the water, police said.

Dem Leaders Stress More Trump Probes, Downplay Impeachment
Dem Leaders Stress More Trump Probes, Downplay Impeachment

A House chairman on Monday subpoenaed former White House Counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of...

Stanley's Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Abruptly Closes Shop
Stanley's Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Abruptly Closes Shop

Stanley’s fruit and vegetables shop is no more.