Federal Shutdown

The Lincoln Memorial and other national monuments and memorials were closed to the public during the partial government shutdown in early October 2013. (Credit: Todd Feurer)

Federal Workers Who Got Unemployment During Shutdown Must Pay It Back

Federal workers who received state unemployment benefits during the federal government shutdown, but who later received back pay, must repay the state of Illinois soon.

10/22/2013

Dick Durbin

Durbin: Republican Strategy On Shutdown Was ‘A Complete Disaster’

After helping negotiate a bipartisan deal to end the partial federal government shutdown, and extend the debt limit, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said he hopes House Republicans learned a lesson: “this is unacceptable.”

10/17/2013

Bill Foster

Congressman Foster Frustrated With Lack Of Action To Reopen Government

Suburban Congressman Bill Foster (D-Ill.) says the budget impasse on Capitol Hill could be resolved easily at this point, and with a debt crisis coming, it should be.

10/15/2013

(Credit: U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

Shutdown Not Halting Medical Care At V.A. Hospital

With the shutdown dragging into its second week, money to pay healthcare workers at the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago ran out last weekend, but employees are still on the job.

10/09/2013

Jennie Walker depends on federal support to help provide child care services for her daughter. (CBS)

Federal Employees, Aid Recipients Brace For Shutdown

Thousands of Chicago area people — from aid recipients to federal employees — fear that a budget impasse in Washington will affect their lives here.

04/07/2011