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In this April 23, 2020, photo FDNY paramedic Alex Tull, who has recently recovered from COVID-19, prepares to begin his shift outside EMS station 26, the “Tinhouse”, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo / John Minchillo)

The new coronavirus doesn’t care about a blue uniform or a shiny badge. Police, firefighters, paramedics and corrections officers are just a 911 call away from contracting COVID-19 and spreading it.

A still image from a video taken of the demolition of the Crawford Coal Plant smokestack, April 11, 2020. (Alejandro Reyes / YouTube)

The plume of dust that coated homes in Little Village after the botched demolition of a coal plant smokestack did not threaten residents’ health, according to final test results released Monday by the city of Chicago.

In this Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, former first lady Michelle Obama listens to female students at the Can Giuoc high school in Long An province, Vietnam.  (AP Photo / Hau Dinh, File)

The film, described as “an intimate look into the life of former first lady Michelle Obama” chronicles her 34-city book tour in 2018-2019 for her best-selling memoir “Becoming.” 

In this April 22, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon, File)

The Trump administration is reviewing proposed new guidelines for how restaurants, schools, churches and businesses can safely reopen as states look to gradually lift their coronavirus restrictions.

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Chicago is “a ways away” from even considering plans to reopen Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Field because the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus are still rising, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday.

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The emergency rule passed earlier this month would have presumed essential workers who contract COVID-19 got it on the job – an assumption that would have been costly for businesses and their insurers.

Watch the April 27, 2020 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

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Broadcasters around the world have made big changes to stay on the air, and stay safe. We speak with three local radio veterans about how they’re staying connected with their listeners during the pandemic.

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City officials on Monday launched a new web-based application they say was designed to help those suffering from the coronavirus while laying the groundwork for a massive vaccination campaign.

Corazon Community Services (Quinn Myers / WTTW News)

We check in with Corazon Community Services in suburban Cicero, which works with about 400 teenagers every month, offering after-school programs and community events focused on violence prevention and education.

Kenwood resident Willie Horton lost his job due to Chicago's COVID-19 shutdown. “People are dropping like flies and the young folks really don’t realize it,” Horton said. "They’re the ones giving the older folks the virus. So I can understand, it’s best to be safe.”

Chicagoans across the city are preparing themselves for another month of staying indoors amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

New statewide totals: 45,883 cases, 1,983 deaths

Lawrence Avenue in Albany Park (WTTW News)

A downstate judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday against the extension of Illinois’ stay-at-home order, a move the governor says risks the public’s health and safety.

Dr. Emily Landon of UChicago Medicine joins “Chicago Tonight” via Zoom on Monday, April 27, 2020. (WTTW News)

Dr. Emily Landon’s job is to prepare for outbreaks like COVID-19. She joins us to discuss the effectiveness of testing and the statewide stay-at-home order.

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Even in the shadow of the pandemic, gun violence in Chicago has not stopped. How the fight against COVID-19 is affecting the fight against violent crime.

Cicero Business License Director Ismael Vargas (WTTW News)

In a part of the Chicago region that has seen disproportionately high numbers of COVID-19 cases, the near west suburb of Cicero has been hit especially hard.

Cicero Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi speaks with Paris Schutz on “Chicago Tonight.” (WTTW News)

A conversation with Cicero Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi, who is part of the town’s emergency committee handling the pandemic response. 

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A feud between President Donald Trump and Gov. J.B. Pritzker has been reignited. Could it put money for the state at stake?