Anti-Cruelty Society Offering Free Pet Food To Government Employees During ShutdownUntil 7 p.m. Friday or while supplies last, government employees can receive supplies, including dry food, wet food and treats for cats and dogs.
Chicago TSA Worker Speaks Out About Government ShutdownOne TSA agent, among the nearly 2,000 assigned to either O'Hare or Midway Airports missing their first paycheck, spoke with CBS 2 but asked for her identity to be hidden.
Couple's National Park Wedding May Be Canceled Due To Government ShutdownA Chicago couple's wedding at a national park may be canceled due to the government shutdown.
Government Shutdown Brews Trouble For Chicago Beer MakersWith a growing list of nearly 170 breweries city-wide, Chicago is a beer-lover's paradise. The government shutdown could directly impact the city's abundant craft beer scene, however.
Adler Planetarium Letting Government Workers In For FreeFurloughed government workers can get into Chicago's Adler Planetarium for free until the government shutdown ends. 
Government Shutdown Taking A Toll On Illinois FarmersMany farmers count on government help, especially this time of year.
Some Fear TSA Screeners Might Quit If Pay Stops Coming Due To Government ShutdownOn day 16 of the government shutdown, a growing number of TSA screeners are calling in sick, raising concerns of longer wait times and missed flights in the days ahead. 
"Do It With A Smile On Your Face And No Money In Your Pocket": Shutdown Leaves Federal Employees Without PayOn day five of the federal government’s partial shutdown, around 420,000 essential federal employees are still working without pay and many are not at all happy about it.
Tourists Dismayed That Lincoln Home Closed By Fed ShutdownThe U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service operates the home, where Lincoln lived with his family for 17 years.
Santa Tracker NORAD Still Working Despite Government ShutdownNORAD said the 1,500 who operate the trackers are volunteers and the shutdown will not affect them. 
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.