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Thousands of furloughed federal workers waited on Friday to get free food at a pop-up kitchen on Pennsylvania Avenue - not far from the White... [Read More]
The shutdown has grown increasingly more personal as Trump canceled Pelosi's trip with a Congressional delegation by cutting off her access to military aircraft. [Read More]
Rep. Abigail Spanberger said she thinks there should be negotiations about border security, but that federal workers should not be "held hostage" to make it... [Read More]
Four weeks into the partial government shutdown, unpaid federal workers and contractors have started selling personal property, creating small businesses and spending more time with... [Read More]
The USCG commandant said in a statement that to the best of his knowledge, this is the first time service members have not been paid... [Read More]
On a summer morning in a West Rogers Park apartment, Abdullah Abdu Munaf knelt near the doorway, tying his shoes before he took the bus... [Read More]
The Clean Missouri proposal is an amendment aimed at cleaning up state politics through General Assembly reorganization and campaign finance rules. [Read More]
The Clean Missouri ballot proposal is an amendment aimed at cleaning up Missouri politics; primarily by changing organization of the General Assembly and increasing campaign... [Read More]
Dozens of spectators packed into a court room Friday to listen to lawyers argue about whether the initiative, known as Clean Missouri, should be thrown... [Read More]
A young boy in an over-sized T-shirt that hung to his knees struggled to lift the shovel of mulch that was almost as tall as... [Read More]
Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond. [Read More]
Illinois state police are investigating a body that was found Tuesday afternoon under a Kennedy Expressway overpass downtown. State police received a call around... [Read More]
Pink, Green and Blue line trains were delayed Tuesday afternoon after a small fire on the tracks above the Eisenhower Expressway, according to the Chicago... [Read More]
A small plane landed on South Lake Shore Drive mid-afternoon Friday, but no injuries were reported, officials said. The plane landed near 3800 S.... [Read More]
Bicyclists are fighting for space in Chicago's designated bike lanes by posting vigilante-like photos of illegally stopped cars on the website Bike Lane Uprising. And... [Read More]
Jason Field was in disbelief when he got the call from a friend that a duck boat capsized in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri,... [Read More]
The Cook County Department of Public Health made public Monday a confirmed case of measles in the Chicago area and warned people who visited a... [Read More]
Following the drowning earlier this month of a 13-year-old girl just 30 minutes after lifeguards had ended their shift at Loyola Beach, the Chicago Park... [Read More]
The state of Illinois was negligent in its upkeep of a veteran's home where outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease that began in 2015 led to the... [Read More]
The National Weather Service is warning people to stay out of Lake Michigan this weekend to avoid potentially fatal rip currents. A beach hazards... [Read More]
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