Lollapalooza

Funky fashion and lots of mud, here's a photo recap of Lollapalooza. Find more photos at B96 Chicago! (Photo by Randall Starr/ B96 Chicago)

The Worst Weekends For Heavy Teen Drinking In Chicago

Excessive teen drinking spikes around the city’s major music festivals, with Lollapalooza being by far the heaviest, according to a study by Lurie Children’s Hospital.

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Lollapalooza Festival Fashion Guide

Lollapalooza weekend is here – and with the weekend-long music festival comes a fashion show like no other. If you’re looking to up your festival style this year, check out a few of the local shops below for everything from vintage ware to hats.

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Best Activities In Chicago Once Lollapalooza Lets Out

When the final notes ring out at 10PM, it’s a mass exodus out of Grant Park. Everyone heads out in different directions, but if you ‘re looking to keep your night going, here are some of the best activities once Lollapalooza ends.

07/24/2015

Paul McCartney (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Five Interesting Facts About Lollapalooza’s Best Headliners

Whether you’ve already secured your ticket or are playing the waiting game with third-party brokers, Lollapalooza is coming up quickly. Often noted as a final hoorah, this year brings an eclectic choice of headliners to officially close out each night and unofficially close out summer. In preparation and excitement, here are five facts about each of the three headlining acts.

07/24/2015

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Best Of The Fest: Get To Know These 10 Bands Before They Play Lollapalooza

It’s no secret; Lollapalooza’s lineup never fails to overwhelm attendees — whether it be by offering conflicting set times, planning a path to get to the other side of the park, or just in terms of sheer volume. And while some attendees mosey into Grant Park towards the later half of the afternoon, there are dozens of acts worth catching earlier in the day. Here are 10 sets you should know about before they take the stage.

07/24/2015

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The Best Places To Eat Before, During, And After Lollaplooza

Though Lollapalooza offers Chow Town, its very own “festival of food” as its website states, there are plenty of others options nearby. Whether you want a quick bite on the way in, a nice meal before the headlining sets, or a late night snack before you collapse into bed, this list includes a little bit of everything. Here are six easy options for dining in the Loop during the weekend of Lollapalooza.

07/24/2015

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Where To Stay In The Loop For Lollapalooza: The Ultimate Hotel Guide

ere’s a guide below to hotels in the loop for Lollapalooza weekend; I separated them into two categories, value/luxury and hotels closest to Grant Park for convenience.

07/24/2015

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Want To Rent Out Your Place During Lollapalooza? Don’t Forget Taxes, Insurance

If you’re thinking about renting out your place downtown during Lollapalooza in a few weeks, there’s a couple things to consider first. Websites like Airbnb, Homeaway, and VRBO make putting your condo or home up for rent easy; but before you take the plunge as a temporary landlord, make sure you cover yourself.

07/14/2015

Funky fashion and lots of mud, here's a photo recap of Lollapalooza. Find more photos at B96 Chicago! (Photo by Randall Starr/ B96 Chicago)

Metra Offering $10 Unlimited Train Pass For Lollapalooza

The unlimited ride ticket will be good for all three days of the event, which is being held at Grant Park and begins July 31 and ends Aug. 2. Tickets will go on sale at Metra ticket windows July 6. The tickets will also be sold onboard Metra trains on July 31 after 9:30 a.m.

07/07/2015

Two concert-goers pose by the namesake sign at Chicago's Lollapalooza festival. (Lisa Fielding/CBS)

No Ticket Needed, Lollapalooza Pop-Up Store Returns To Block 37

Story by Marty Rosenbaum The Lollapalooza Pop-Up Store returns to Block 37 and offers Lolla & music fans alike the first opportunity to grab official Lollapalooza merchandise. The pop-up store is scheduled to open up […]

06/04/2015

Fans are evacuated from Grant park due to an approaching storm during 2012 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 4, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Doctors Raise Concerns Over Link Between Lollapalooza, Teenage Binge Drinking

Musical festival season is upon us and two doctors from Lurie Children’s Hospital found a troublesome connection between Lollapalooza and teenage binge drinking.

04/27/2015

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Top 2015 Music Festivals In The U.S.

A look at five of the best upcoming music festivals from across the country

04/15/2015

(Clockwise from top left) Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence + The Machine, and Sam Smith are among the top acts for Lollapalooza 2015. (Credit: Theo Wargo/Leon Neal/AFP/Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

McCartney, Metallica, Sam Smith, Florence + The Machine Headlining Lollapalooza

Paul McCartney, Metallica and Sam Smith will be among 130 acts at this year’s Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell said Florence + the Machine, Bassnectar and The Weeknd are also on the lineup.

03/25/2015

Two concert-goers pose by the namesake sign at Chicago's Lollapalooza festival. (Lisa Fielding/CBS)

Systems Issue Prevents Some Chase Cardholders From Getting Lollapalooza Tickets

Lollapalooza tickets went on sale Tuesday morning and 3-day passes sold out in just 45 minutes, but not without a hitch.

03/24/2015

Sergio Vicenteno is accused of biting two people at Lollapalooza. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Biting Two People At Lollapalooza

A 33-year-old man has been charged with tackling a man at Lollapalooza, and biting the victim and another man, before running off like nothing had happened.

08/22/2014

Fields at Grant Park were a muddy mess the day after Lollapalooza ended, but in better shape than 2011, when it took two months and $1 million to repair the park. (Credit: CBS)

Grant Park Repairs To Cost $266,000 After Lollapalooza

The damage to Grant Park after this year’s Lollapalooza wasn’t nearly as bad as the rain-soaked festival three years ago, but repairs to the sod will still take a few weeks to complete.

08/13/2014

A YouTube user recorded aerial video of Lollapalooza using a drone, drawing a reprimand from the FAA, which requires authorization for anyone to fly a drone. (Credit: YouTube)

Drone Videos Taken Over Lollapalooza Draw FAA Lecture

The Federal Aviation Administration won’t charge the man who shot live footage with an aerial drone over the Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park, but the videos did catch the agency’s attention.

08/08/2014

2009 Lollapalooza Music Festival - Day 3

FAA Probes Aerial Video Shot At Lollapalooza; Was It Generated By A Drone?

The Federal Aviation Administration is working on restrictions and regulations for unmanned aircraft, such as drones.

08/07/2014

Ben Lenet's arm a day after he was attacked and bitten at Lollapalooza. (Credit: Ben Lenet/Imgur)

Attacker Bites Man On The Arm At Lollapalooza

A 29-year-old Wicker Park resident would like to find the man who has complicated his life for the next four months, after a complete stranger bit his arm and attacked a friend at Lollapalooza.

08/05/2014

Ben Lenet's arm a day after he was attacked and bitten at Lollapalooza. (Credit: Ben Lenet/Imgur)

Man Attacked, Bitten At Lollapalooza

The mood of Lollapalooza shifted quickly for Ben Lenet Friday night. One moment, he and his two friends were enjoying the Arctic Monkeys close out the first night of the three-day fest. The next, Lenet, 29, was defending himself from a man who had “clamped” his teeth into his arm and ripped out a chunk of flesh.

08/05/2014

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