| Jul 12, 2011
| 6:48 AM
Power has been restored to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, and the theme park will open on time at 10 a.m. today, a representative said.
Monday's storms had knocked out power to the park, closing it for the day
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| May 10, 2012
| 3:27 PM
It's the first major roller coaster to hit the park in nine years, and it's something most have never done before.
B&M, the design company behind 86 of the world's premiere roller coasters, is back with another creation at Great America. X-Flight is...
| May 16, 2012
| 8:18 AM
Thrill seekers looking for a new kind of rush can head to Six Flags Great America, where X -- or the new X-Flight roller coaster -- marks the spot.
The first batch of riders boarded the Gurnee theme park's wing coaster at a preview event May 10,...
| Feb 7, 2012
Six Flags Great America in Gurnee plans to hire 3,200 seasonal positions for the 2012 season.
Employment opportunities vary from entry-level to paid internships to management-level, and can last up to eight months. Candidates can apply for positions...
| May 28, 2012
| 9:31 AM
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| Sep 1, 2011
| 4:41 AM
2012 can't come soon enough for Chicagoland rollercoaster enthusiasts!
Six Flags Great America made a major announcement this morning. They will be building the first "wing coaster" in the U.S. From the press release....
"X-Flight will take riders on...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 6:25 AM
Six Flags Great America will open a new rollercoaster for its 2012 season, park officials said this morning.
The new wing-style rollercoaster, X-Flight, will feature suspended seats, a 12-story initial plunge, 3,000 feet of drops, and five inversions,...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:24 AM
Six Flags America is envisioning 2012 as the end of the world and wants visitors to take that last ride aboard a new roller coaster.
The Apocalypse, a thrilling coaster that will drop riders 90 feet, is set to open at the Maryland theme park on May 25....
| May 11, 2011
| 9:35 AM
An Indiana man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly trying to bring a loaded handgun into Six Flags Great America theme park in Gurnee, a police official said today.
Arthur Olvera Jr., 20, of Hammond, Ind., was charged Sunday with aggravated...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 6:28 PM
As they awaited more details about how he died, relatives of a soldier from Winthrop Harbor remembered him Thursday as a fun-loving family man who was dedicated to the Army.
Sgt. 1st Class David G. Robinson, a 28-year-old father of two, died Tuesday in...
| May 31, 2011
| 12:27 PM
We all know we are supposed to pack all kinds of food for our road trips so we don't end up overspending on gas station snacks and restaurants. I succeeded this week in getting good deals on snacks to avoid the gas station part, but I still did spend on-...