Chicago joins national memorial service honoring lives lost to COVID-19

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CHICAGO — Parts of the Chicago skyline went dark Tuesday night as part of a national COVID-19 memorial service.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot called on Chicagoans to turn off lights, go outside and light a candle in honor of the 2 million people that have lost their lives to COVID-19 worldwide Tuesday night. The ceremony in Chicago coincided with others across the United States.

Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, City Hall, the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Merchandise Mart, Willis Tower, One Prudential Plaza and dozens of others signed on to take part. Churches and places of worship across the city planning on ringing their bells in observation.

Earlier in the evening, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris presided over a lighting ceremony for victims in Washington D.C. at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

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