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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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Icy Conditions Could Hamper Wednesday Morning Commute
Icy Conditions Could Hamper Wednesday Morning Commute

Leave extra time for your drive to work on Wednesday, especially in Chicago's north and northwest suburbs

Pitching Coach Thrown an Identity Theft Curve Ball
Pitching Coach Thrown an Identity Theft Curve Ball

John Ely and Kelly Bradley of Chicago thought they had found ideal short-term housing earlier this year. Instead, the couple lost money and Ely has spent months trying to regain his identity from an imposter.

Pregnant Woman Shot in Head in Round Lake: Cops
Pregnant Woman Shot in Head in Round Lake: Cops

A pregnant woman was in critical condition after being shot in the head Tuesday in Round Lake, police said.

Mysterious Booms in Elgin Have Residents Seeking Answers
Mysterious Booms in Elgin Have Residents Seeking Answers

Mysterious boom sounds in the middle of night have residents in Elgin tired and looking for answers.

Suburban Couple's Love Story Becomes Holiday Hallmark Movie
Suburban Couple's Love Story Becomes Holiday Hallmark Movie

It was a true Christmas love story made for the movies – and now it’s actually a movie.

The Myths and Truths About Chicago's Guns and Murder Rate
The Myths and Truths About Chicago's Guns and Murder Rate

There are common misunderstandings about Chicago's homicide rate and how the city regulates firearms. Here are some of the myths and truths.