| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:15 AM
As part of a multi-year Fright Fest expansion, Six Flags Magic Mountain will add more monsters, better mazes and additional nights to the annual Halloween event.
In hopes of keeping up with the twin beasts of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 8:17 PM
MIDDLEBURY — Ron Gustafson has called Quassy Amusement & Waterpark his summer home for 13 years now, and this could be the park's best year yet.
Gustafson is going home in North Carolina when the park closes early next month. He has been...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:31 AM
Every time I visit a Disneyland or Adventure Island, I make sure my diet adheres to the theme park food pyramid — equal servings of fried, sugared and sausage. (Can you imagine someone inventing a hot dog churro?) The formula for amusement park...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:59 PM
An Elgin Mental Health Center prisoner who managed to escape from custody earlier this month is due back in court next week for a fitness status hearing, a judge ordered Monday.
Jesse Vega, 33, also identified in court records as Jesse Ortiz, was...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A handcuffed prisoner who escaped from Elgin Mental Health Center custody earlier this month was being transported in a van with three security officers when he fled out the vehicle's rear door, a police report shows.
Jesse Vega, 33, also identified...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:09 PM
A handcuffed prisoner from the Elgin Mental Health Center who escaped from a state vehicle Wednesday morning was captured eight hours later after he hailed a cab in Elgin, ending a manhunt that kept the community on high alert much of the day.
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:41 AM
An Elgin Mental Health Center prisoner who police said escaped from a state vehicle and was captured after a massive manhunt Wednesday told a judge today that he hears voices and needs help, according to Kane County prosecutors.
Jesse Vega, 33, made the...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Power was restored at the Six Flags Great America amusement park in Gurnee on Sunday after a power outage the previous evening left people stranded on rides, a spokeswoman said.
The amusement park in Gurnee was planning to return to normal operations on...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Walter Depner, who served 12 years in prison for killing four people in 1999 while driving drunk, pleaded guilty today to again driving under the influence on the same road in 2013.
Depner, 62, waived his right to a jury trial that was set to begin...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The first Sabrina Carpenter fans began lining up 61/2 hours before a 1:30 p.m. Saturday "meet and greet" with the actress in Richland Township. They got to talk to Carpenter, a Lower Milford Township native who stars in "Girl Meets World," and have her...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Fans who were first in line to meet Lower Milford Township native Sabrina Carpenter who stars on Disney Channel’s hot new tween show “Girl Meets World” secured their spots at 7 a.m. Saturday morning. They got to meet the Disney star...