In a tacit admission that Lollapalooza’s original long-term, tax-free deal with the city was inequitable and possibly corrupt, promoters have reached a new agreement with the Chicago Park District under which they finally will pay all of the taxes levied on every other for-profit event.
WBEZ's Jim DeRogatis and Eight Forty-Eight's Tony Sarabia discussed the legacy of Soul Train's Don Cornelius who was found dead this morning at his home in Los Angeles. Cornelius launched the music and dance program in Chicago in 1970.
As Lolla 2011 wrapped up its final sold-out day in Grant Park, the festival seemed even more crowded. Perhaps many of the gate crashers who reportedly formed flash mobs to await opportunities to jump fences (as this YouTube video revealed) made it through and remained.