Chicago reports 27 arrested, 234 sent to hospitals during Lollapalooza – Chicago Tribune

Twenty-seven people were arrested, 29 citations were given and 234 concertgoers were sent to local hospitals during Lollapalooza, the four-day Grant Park music festival that wrapped up Sunday night.

The numbers, reported Monday by the city, reflect fewer medical emergencies, but more arrests and citations. Arrests were made this year for battery, trespassing, drug possession and theft. Police reported detaining a cellphone thief Saturday, but later said charges were not filed because they could not obtain complaints from victims. Citations were mostly given for fence jumping.

The festival, which draws more than 100,000 music fans each day, was shorter this year because concertgoers were evacuated about an hour before closing time Thursday amid a rainstorm. Twelve people were arrested, 16 citations were issued and 268 concertgoers were sent to hospitals during last year’s festival.

A representative for Lurie Children’s Hospital reported 19 festivalgoers were treated over the weekend, down from 32 last year.


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