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This Is What's Happening To Your Congressman's Paycheck Thanks To The Government Shutdown

The clock struck 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday with congressional lawmakers incapable of reaching an agreement on a short-term measure to fund the government. The failure led to the first government shutdown since 1996, and stood as another low point for a Congress that's pretty much only had low points.

With the historically unpopular Congress now



Lake Shore Drive Overnight Closures Start Monday As Part Of 5-Week-Long Resurfacing Project


    Lake Shore Drive will have nightly closures for the next five weeks. (Getty) | Getty

    Monday night, the Illinois Department of Transportation begins its latest resurfacing project on Lake Shore Drive that will result in nightly closures for roughly the next five weeks.

    IDOT will close the stretch of drive from North to Balbo Avenues from 8 p.m. to 6



    Taste of Chicago turned 1st profit in six years


      The Taste of Chicago turned a profit in 2013 for the first time in six years. | Sun-Times

      Taste of Chicago turned a profit in 2013 for the first time in six years — thanks to a recipe that included perfect weather, a popular music lineup, celebrity chefs and food trucks — turning Mayor Rahm Emanuel's revised, bumped and abbreviated format into a kee



      'Transformers 4' Wrapping Up Chicago Filming With 'Mother Of All' Explosions: Report



        Director Michael Bay, actor Mark Wahlberg and their large entourage appear just about ready to move on from their busy month-plus stay in Chicago, blowing up small sections of the city, speeding along its roadways and still finding time to wine and dine about town.

        But Bay and co. won't be going out without a bang, literally: According to



        CTA Blue Line Trains Collide: 2 Trains Crash, Injuries Reported At Harlem Stop In Forest Park



          The trains collided just before 8 a.m. when one train hit another train stopped at the Harlem station on the same track, according to Fox Chicago.


          Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone said 48 people were taken to 10 area hospitals after the crash, according to NBC Chicago.


          The Chicago Sun-Times reports the CTA initially said at least 11 people