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Daywatch: Some Chicago restaurants and bars move to vaccinated-only service, how an elected school board will work and scientists target Lake Michigan’s invasive mussels

Good morning, Chicago. Yesterday morning, just before thousands of people swarmed downtown Chicago for the final day of Lollapalooza, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Dr. Allison Arwady held an unusual weekend news conference to talk about COVID-19 amid the spread of the delta variant. The top doctor said there aren’t plans to shut down the city, but that people need to again “step up” and get ...
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As Delta Rises, More Chicago Restaurants Require Vaccination Proof

While Chicago has not instituted a mask mandate, more of the city’s restaurants and bars are announcing changes in house rules with many saying they’ll only serve customers who show proof of vaccination. Over the weekend, the city did issue new guidance that recommends facial covering for everyone passing through indoor public places.
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Moment two Lollapalooza revelers are shoved through a Chicago hotel's plate glass window during brawl with man who sold them counterfeit tickets to the music festival

Wild video captured the moment two men were shoved through a hotel's plate glass window during an apparent brawl over counterfeit tickets to Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival. Footage posted by a local reporter shows the two men crashing through the window of the Congress Hotel across the street from Lollapalooza's...
Chicago, ILblockclubchicago.org

Lollapalooza Had More Than 385,000 People, Officials Announce After Lightfoot Defended Holding Fest During Pandemic

CHICAGO — More than 385,000 attended Lollapalooza in Chicago this weekend, officials announced Monday. Many have criticized Chicago leaders for allowing the four-day festival, worried it could turn into a super-spreader event as Delta has driven another wave of coronavirus cases around the United States. Chicago’s case rate and positivity rate have been on the rise, and Dr. Allison Arwady, head of the health department, said last week she does expect to see COVID-19 cases associated with Lolla.
Chicago, ILfox32chicago.com

19 arrested during Lollapalooza festival in Chicago's Grant Park

CHICAGO - The city of Chicago said that 19 people were arrested during the Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park. The festival was held from July 29 to August 1. In addition to the 19 arrests, 7 people were given citations/tickets. Chicago said that 102 people were transported for medical...
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DC Mayor Bowser rejoins ever-growing list of COVID hypocrites

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser appeared to break her own coronavirus-related restrictions over the weekend, renewing her standing on the ever-growing list of "rules for thee, not for me" Democrats who have faced criticism for hypocrisy over the course of the pandemic. Bowser was spotted maskless indoors less than 24...
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Hyde Park Herald

Mayor, Arwady react to delta news, urge vaccine uptake

The world’s fight against COVID-19 has changed dramatically in the past week with evidence that the delta variant of the novel coronavirus can infect some vaccinated people in the nose and throat, and that those people can go on to infect others. Still, social distancing and masks are effective tools in the fight against the pandemic, while vaccines do still protect against transmission and significantly help people avoid serious illness and death.
Chicago, ILbrooklynvegan.com

Lollapalooza 2021 Sunday pics & video (Foo Fighters, Modest Mouse, JPEGMAFIA, more)

The 2021 edition of Lollapalooza wrapped up on Sunday (8/1) in Chicago's Grant Park. Foo Fighters headlined, and their set included a rendition of Bee Gees' "You Should Be Dancing" from their tribute album as Dee Gees, Hail Satin, as well as a cover of Queen's "Somebody to Love" with Taylor Hawkins on vocals and Dave Grohl on drums, and an appearance from Grohl's daughter, Violet, to celebrate her birthday (and cover X's "Nausea").
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Clean-Up Begins After Lollapalooza Draws to a Close

Organizers wasted little time in beginning the long clean-up process after Lollapalooza, Chicago's largest music festival, ended on Sunday. About 100,000 people attended the festival in Grant Park on each of the four days from Thursday to Sunday, organizers said Monday. Street closures in place will remain through Friday as crews continue to clean up the aftermath, dismantling structures, clearing garbage, re-sodding the park and more.