As part of a memorial service planned by the incoming Biden-Harris administration, Chicago’s skyscrapers will go dark for 10 minutes Tuesday night in remembrance of those who have died from COVID-19.
As of Saturday, 18,179 people in Illinois have died after testing positive for the coronavirus.
The city’s most iconic buildings, as well as Navy Pier, will turn off their lights at 6 p.m., according to the mayor’s office.
Residents and businesses are being asked to take part by doing the same, shutting off electronics as well. People are encouraged to then step outside their home or workplace and light a candle to honor the lives lost in the pandemic.
To symbolize the movement from darkness to light, switches will be flipped back on at 6:10 p.m.