Government Shutdown Benches Federal WorkforceMany groups of workers from Chicago's downtown federal offices were told to go home.
Government Shutdown Heads Into Day Two As Negotiations ContinueThe House and Senate are set to reconvene Sunday afternoon as lawmakers seemed slightly closer to reaching a deal to reopen.
Governor, Democrats Still At Odds In Face Of Partial Government ShutdownHouse Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) planned to call for a vote on a $2.3 billion one-month budget to avoid the shutdown, but Gov. Bruce Rauner's office has indicated he would veto any such measure.
State Government Shutdown Looms As Budget Deadline NearsState workers might have to go without paychecks if lawmakers and the governor don’t reach an agreement on the budget in the next couple days. If a budget isn’t approved by the start of the next fiscal year on July 1, the state won’t be able to pay bills, including writing checks to employees.
Durbin Defends Controversial Facebook PostingSenator Dick Durbin stands by a controversial Facebook posting, but says he may take it down now that the White House has discredited it, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Federal Workers Who Got Unemployment During Shutdown Must Pay It BackFederal workers who received state unemployment benefits during the federal government shutdown, but who later received back pay, must repay the state of Illinois soon.
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."
Jill On Money: Impact Of Shutdown, Debt CeilingAs the current round of DC drama draws to a conclusion, CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger is here to discuss the impact of the latest crisis, as well as the cumulative impact of these types of events, on the economy.
Rutherford: Illinois Was Prepared To Deal With Federal Government DefaultThe deal on Capitol Hill that avoids default and reopens the federal government is a relief to Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford, but he said the state was ready if default occurred.
Congressman Foster Frustrated With Lack Of Action To Reopen GovernmentSuburban 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.
Shutdown Not Halting Medical Care At V.A. HospitalWith 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.
Government Shutdown Continues, No Progress To Break StalemateThere is no sign of a breakthrough in the federal government shutdown, which entered its eighth day on Tuesday.

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