The ongoing shutdown of the federal government is bringing relevance to the question of the role of government. We talk to experts on the Constitution to discuss all side of the issue, and take a deeper dive into how the debt ceiling deadline will effect the economy. (Photo: Flickr/humbertomoreno)
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth tells us how the government shutdown is affecting small businesses and local organizations like the Greater Chicago Food Depository . We also take a look back and reflect on the "Bartman Game" a decade later.
With a government shut-down looming, we discuss how it affects government agencies as well as the general public. Bruce Japsen explains the ins and outs of the Obamacare marketplace exchanges that are launching, and the Rhythm of Rajasthan perform. (Photo: Flickr/Phil Roeder)
The congressional standoff that has shut down the Federal Aviation Administration continues, with no end in sight until September if the Senate doesn't act this week.Lawmakers risk losing more than $1 billion in revenue from ticket taxes that the airline collects.
Americans might view a government shutdown due to budget disagreements as a universal problem, but in a recent article for Foreign Policy magazine entitled "Why Don’t Other Countries Have Government Shutdowns?", Joshua Keating says that it's a uniquely American democrat
Both U.S. senators from Illinois said they support a spending deal reached late Friday night to avoid a government shutdown. If finalized, this agreement would wrap up weeks of uncertainty for federal employees, including those who work in the Chicago area.