CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago firefighter has died after contracting COVID-19, the fourth such active-duty COVID death in the department.
Michael Pickering, 45, joined the Chicago Fire Department in 2003 and was last assigned to Engine 29 in the Bridgeport neighborhood.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Heavy Rain, Possible Flood Watch
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Funeral arrangements are pending.