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Lollapalooza Brings in Record Crowds

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Chicago officials say Lollapalooza was a boon to local businesses.

The music festival drew crowds of about 75,000 people a day. Publicists for Lollapalooza say the festival sold out all of its three-day passes, and its daily passes, too.

That makes city officials happy. Dorothy Coyle heads the Chicago Office of Tourism.

COYLE: Chicago is a world-class music destination, and having the great attention that Lollapalooza brings to Chicago really reinforces that perception.

Coyle says Lollapalooza was good for business, too. There are no numbers yet. But she says the festival brought in people who stayed in hotels, dined and shopped.

Police say there were 14 arrests for minor things like disorderly conduct and drinking.

I’m Lynette Kalsnes, Chicago Public Radio.

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