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There hasn’t been a whole lot of good news in 2020, but here’s something to get excited about: Tuesday’s supermoon will be the closest the full moon gets to Earth in 2020, meaning it will look bigger and brighter than any other full moon this year.

As Chicagoans hunker down amid the pandemic, we check in with some familiar faces on how they’re weathering the storm – and what music they’re listening to.

A scene along Chicago’s lakefront on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (WTTW News)

Juanita Irizarry, executive director of Friends of the Parks, is worried that if Chicagoans flocks to the city’s parks on this warm spring day, officials will crack down on access to all our green spaces.

Advocacy group: “Cook County officials have blood on their hands”

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Detainee Jeffery Pendleton, 59, was pronounced dead late Sunday, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. He had been hospitalized since March 30 after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs an executive order ensuring all Chicago residents have equal access to COVID-19 aid programs regardless of citizenship status on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (Chicago Mayor’s Office / Facebook photo)

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot signed an executive order Tuesday ensuring all residents regardless of citizenship status have equal access to COVID-19 aid programs, saying the order is “statement of our values as a city and as Americans.”

Watch the April 7, 2020 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

Ty Fanning, left, and MacGregor Arney in “Teenage Dick.” (Photo credit: Charles Osgood)

As you work through your list of at-home entertainment options, don’t forget to consider a night of theater. Chicago’s Theater Wit is now livestreaming the play “Teenage Dick.” Here’s how it works.

Talaat and Tai McNeely, hosts of the podcast “The His and Her Money Show,” appear via Zoom on “Chicago Tonight.” (WTTW News)

Personal finance educators Talaat and Tai McNeely, hosts of the podcast “The His and Her Money Show,” help us navigate the ways government funds might be able to fill financial gaps during the pandemic.

Governor thanks California for loaning 100 ventilators to state, vows to ‘pay it forward’

A view of an empty room prepared for a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care unit (ICU) at the General University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (AP Photo / Petr David Josek)

The state of Illinois surpassed a grim milestone it set less than a week ago: the largest single-day jump in deaths. Statewide, 380 people have now died from COVID-19 and 13,549 have tested positive for the virus.

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Ridership on public transit in the Chicago area has dropped dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic. Will an influx of federal money be enough to prop up area transit agencies? 

A scene from downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (WTTW News)

Dennis Duchene, president of local tourism bureau Visit Kenosha, says that so far, fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has been “pretty severe.” 

One of just 10 polling places open for voting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (WTTW News)

After a lot of back-and-forth between Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, Republican state legislators and the state’s Supreme Court, Wisconsin’s spring election went forward Tuesday. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, many municipalities struggled to staff and operate polling places. 

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus pandemic during a press briefing Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (WTTW News via CNN)

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump fired Glenn Fine, chairman of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, whose job was to oversee the administration of trillions of dollars in federal funding. We get reaction from three Illinois congressmen.

Robert Wilson reviews his selections on his ballot while voting at the town’s highway garage building Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in Dunn, Wis. (John Hart / Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Despite federal health recommendations, thousands of Wisconsin voters waited hours in long lines outside overcrowded polling stations on Tuesday so they could participate in a presidential primary election.

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So far, three incarcerated men in Illinois — two who had been housed at Stateville prison in Crest Hill and a detainee at the Cook County Jail – have died from complications related to the coronavirus. A pair of court battles are now brewing.