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Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 04:24 PM CST

Leno Talks 2016 Election, Olympics With McCains on "Tonight Show"

Leno Talks 2016 Election, Olympics With McCains on "Tonight Show"

Jay Leno kicked off the final month of “The Tonight Show” before he hands the reins to Jimmy Fallon by having on Sen. John McCain and his daughter, columnist Meghan McCain.

Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 09:59 AM CST

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Barack Obama's actions at Nelson Mandela's memorial service garnered worldwide headlines this week, from his selfie with the Danish Prime Minister's wife Helle Thorning-Schmidt to his handshake with Cuban...

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...

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 at 03:08 PM CST

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.

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Man Killed in Incident Near Channahon State Park: Police
Man Killed in Incident Near Channahon State Park: Police

A man died and a woman was injured in a shooting incident near a state park in Channahon Monday afternoon, police said.

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Released From Hospital
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Released From Hospital

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was released from the hospital Monday after he was hospitalized Friday for a blood clot in his lung.

$10,000 Reward Offered After Firefighter Son Found Dead
$10,000 Reward Offered After Firefighter Son Found Dead

The son of a Chicago firefighter found dead early Saturday near a burning van in Chatham had suffered multiple stab wounds, authorities said.

Another 'Empire' Actor Arrested in Chicago
Another 'Empire' Actor Arrested in Chicago

Another "Empire" actor has been arrested in Chicago, but this time on a traffic-related offense.

Megadeth Pulls Out of State Fair Over Mustaine's Health
Megadeth Pulls Out of State Fair Over Mustaine's Health

Megadeth will no longer open the Illinois State Fair after frontman Dave Mustaine was diagnosed with cancer, the heavy metal band announced Monday.