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Officials plan youth tech event to overlap with Lollapalooza

August 1, 2019

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 says 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 say it’s a chance to show case 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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