| Jun 14, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Six Flags Great America has announced a new opening date of Thursday, June 19 for the much-anticipated Goliath roller coaster, which is touted by the amusement park company as being the world's tallest, steepest and fastest wooden roller coaster.
| 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 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 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 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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:00 AM
After delays that were blamed on a cold and snowy construction season, it made perfect sense that the unveiling of Goliath at Six Flags Great America would collide with Mother Nature one more time.
“We’ve got a storm coming in, so let’s...
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:31 AM
Six Flags Magic Mountain plans to convert a classic wooden coaster into the world’s longest hybrid coaster that adds two barrel roll inversions and a first-of-its-kind in the U.S. “high-five” element.
Dubbed Twisted Colossus, the...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Six Flags Great America will launch the latest salvo in the ongoing wooden coaster war this summer with the addition of a steel-wood hybrid aimed squarely at dethroning the reigning king and knocking the heir apparent down a notch.
Set to debut at the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:15 AM
A classic ride that was once the fastest and tallest roller coaster in the world will retire this summer after thrilling generations of riders at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
But will Colossus rise again?
The 1978 wooden racing coaster will "end its 36-...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Why do most young women in photos put their hand on their hip? I don't get it.
— Patti S.
Dear Patti: I thought I knew the answer, but just to be sure, I called on a couple of experts. Portrait photographer Candace Casey...