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Boarded-up storefronts in the Loop on Monday, June 1, 2020 show damage caused by looting over the weekend. (WTTW News)

The city plans to allow outdoor dining, barbershops and limited retail to resume operations Wednesday, more than two months after they were shuttered by COVID-19 and after widespread looting devastated the city.

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Small businesses in St. Joseph, Michigan. (WTTW News)

Nestled on the coast of Lake Michigan, St. Joseph is one of many small communities in the southwest Michigan that relies heavily on summer tourism to support its many small businesses. 

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A scene from St. Joseph, Michigan, on Thursday, May 28, 2020. (WTTW News)

Summer in Chicago means escaping to some of the beach towns around Lake Michigan. But how has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted those areas that rely on tourist dollars?

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It was the site of a 1966 race riot where Martin Luther King Jr. was attacked. Today, the Marquette Park neighborhood in the Chicago Lawn community is staring down one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the city.

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As part of our series COVID-19 Across Chicago, we speak with Rami Nashashibi, executive director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network.

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When legislators returned to Springfield last week after more than two months away because of the coronavirus pandemic, Sen. Robert Martwick was not among them – at least at first. 

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Ald. Anthony Napolitano says he respects Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s responsibility to see the coronavirus pandemic from a bigger perspective when it comes to allowing businesses to reopen, but hopes she’ll act soon to loosen some restrictions. 

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The far northwest side neighborhood is home to city workers, like first responders, teachers and trades workers. We visit Edison Park to see how residents, businesses and others are coping with the pandemic.

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Rock Island, Illinois. (WTTW News)

While often operating as a singular community, differing approaches to how each state is managing the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an economic rift in the Quad Cities region.

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Davenport, Iowa. (WTTW News)

Iowa has begun to partially reopen restaurants and other businesses, while Illinois remains mostly shut down. As part of our series, we bring you stories from both sides of the Mississippi River.

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One of the city’s new testing sites is about to open in Englewood. It’s a community that has been hit hard by disinvestment and high rates of crime over the years.

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Asiaha Butler of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (WTTW News)

We check in with Asiaha Butler, executive director of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) as part of our series, COVID-19 Across Chicago.

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Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (WTTW News)

Logan Square has seen just over 1,000 cases of COVID-19. We speak about the pandemic with the 35th Ward alderman who represents part of the neighborhood in the City Council.

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Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood (WTTW News)

The Northwest Side neighborhood has been transformed by development in recent years, yielding dozens of trendy businesses and new homes. But the influx of wealthier residents has led to significant displacement of longtime residents.

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The restaurant EJ’s Place in Skokie, Illinois. (WTTW News)

The village of Skokie is home to just one of seven state-certified municipal health departments in Illinois, and it has taken a proactive role in addressing the coronavirus. But how are retail businesses and restaurants faring?

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The village of Skokie (WTTW News)

Skokie, just 15 miles northwest of Chicago’s Loop, is home to the Illinois Holocaust Museum, the state’s only synagogue for the deaf and Old Orchard Mall — each of which have had to close during the pandemic.