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Free Lolla Passes Available If You Get Vaccinated At Saturday Events. Here’s How To Get One

Up to 1,200 single-day Lollapalooza tickets will be given away at various vaccination events Saturday. The city is trying to encourage people to get the shots.

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CHICAGO — People who get vaccinated at several Saturday events can get a free ticket to Lollapalooza.

Up to 1,200 single-day Lollapalooza tickets will be given away at various vaccination events Saturday, according to the city’s health department. There will also be live music from DJs and other giveaways.

Here’s how it works:

  • Register online to get vaccinated at one of Saturday’s events.
  • Get vaccinated and you’ll get a one-day Lolla ticket.
    • Get vaccinated at Wilbur Wright College and you’ll get a July 29 Lolla ticket.
    • Get vaccinated at Daley College and you’ll get a July 30 Lolla ticket.
    • Get vaccinated at Kennedy-King College and you’ll get a July 31 Lolla ticket.
    • Get vaccinated at Malcolm X College and you’ll get an Aug. 1 Lolla ticket.
  • If you’re already fully vaccinated, there will be a Sunday giveaway of Lolla passes. The city’s health department will share information on its social media.

Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be used at the events.

The vaccinations are free and open to everyone 18 and older, regardless of their insurance or documentation status.


• There will be no fireworks show at Navy Pier for the Fourth of July. The pandemic meant the pier didn’t have enough time to prepare.

• A mass vaccination site is reopening at Malcolm X College.

• All Chicagoans can now get vaccinated at home for free, and they’ll get $50 gift cards for doing so.

• The United Center mass vaccination site has closed.

• Chicago State University’s drive-thru vaccinations are over, but it’s still accepting walk-ups.

• Illinois has a vaccine lottery. People who get shots can win up to $1 million.

Families can get reimbursed for funeral costs if they lost a loved one to COVID-19.

• Vaccinations are now available outside some “L” stations Mondays and Fridays.


• In Illinois, about 6 million people of all ages — or 47.26 percent of the state’s 12.7 million people — have gotten all their COVID-19 vaccination shots, according to state data.

• Across the state, 28,798 vaccine doses are being administered per day, based on a seven-day rolling average.

• Illinois and Chicago have administered at least 12,360,117 vaccine doses of the 14,152,865 provided to them.

• City data shows more than 1.3 million Chicagoans — or 48.4 percent of all residents — have gotten fully vaccinated. About 55 percent of all Chicagoans have gotten at least one shot.

COVID-19 vaccinations are free and do not require insurance. Anyone can call the city’s coronavirus hotline at 312-746-4835 to get more information on how and where to get vaccinated in their community.

The numbers:

• Eight Illinoisans were reported dead from COVID-19 since Thursday.

• At least 23,199 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 2,438 deaths are probably related to the virus, according to the state.

• The state reported 292 cases since Thursday. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois up to 1,390,432.

• Since Thursday, 50,951 tests were reported statewide. In all, 25,634,328 tests have been reported in Illinois.

• Illinois’ seven-day positivity rate was at .6 percent. The figure represents the percentage of people testing positive among recent tests.

• Illinois’ seven-day test positivity rate, which measures the percentage of tests that were positive, was at .8 percent.

• As of Thursday night, 99 people with COVID-19 were in the ICU and 53 people with COVID-19 were using ventilators in Illinois.

• In Chicago, one death was reported since Thursday. There have been at least 5,461 deaths from COVID-19 in Chicago. The city is seeing an average of one death per day, down from an average of four per day the week prior.

• Chicago has had 56 confirmed cases reported since Thursday. It’s had a total of 285,832 confirmed cases. An average of 40 confirmed cases are being reported per day, a 27 percent decrease from the previous week.

• At the same time, testing has decreased 27 percent since a week ago.

• Chicago’s positivity rate was at .5 percent, down from .6 percent the week prior.

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