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Officials Plan Youth Tech Event To Overlap With Lollapalooza

August 01, 2019 - 8:03 am

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago officials are planning a youth technology event to coincide with Lollapalooza.

It is called ThinkChicago. The idea is to introduce 200 students from dozens of schools to the city's technology industry during one of the country's most popular music festivals.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office said students from 41 schools in 17 states have been chosen to participate. Local participating schools include Chicago State University, Columbia College and Northwestern University.

Officials said it's a chance to showcase Chicago.

Participants will get access to Lollapalooza, including a backstage tour, and visit Chicago tech incubator 1871 and the Illinois Institute of Technology, among other places.

The youth event ends Friday.

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