At Least 27 Lollapalooza Festival-Goers Hospitalized for Alcohol-, Heat-Related Causes

At least 27 people were sent to hospitals on Day One of Lollapalooza due to alcohol- and heat-related causes.

Rush University Medical Center reported nine hospitalizations of festival-goers. All patients have been treated and released.

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center reports 18 patients from Lollapalooza. Sixteen of them have been treated and released, and two were admitted.

Hospital officials say the patients were suffering from illnesses related to alcohol consumption and heat.

Additionally, 85 people have been treated by EMS workers, according to a spokesperson at the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

Seven people have been arrested and 35 citations have been issued so far, authorities said.

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