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  • Six Flags Great America reopening after storm

    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 Read more at TribLocal
  • X-Flight: New B&M "Wing Coaster" Debuts At Six Flags Great America

    X-Flight: New B&M "Wing Coaster" Debuts At Six Flags Great America
    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...
  • X-citing excursion

    X-citing excursion
    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,...
  • Six Flags to hire over 3,000 seasonal employees

    Six Flags to hire over 3,000 seasonal employees
    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...
  • July 28: Music Lounge - KC Johns

    July 28: Music Lounge - KC Johns
    KC Johns Appearing: Tonight 6:00 p.m. RCC Western Store 6170 Grand Avenue Gurnee Friday, July 29 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Six Flags Great America 1 Great America Gurnee www.kcjohns.net
  • VIDEO: State-of-the-art "wing coaster" X-Flight coming to Six Flags Great America in 2012

    VIDEO: State-of-the-art "wing coaster" X-Flight coming to Six Flags Great America in 2012
    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...
  • New rollercoaster for Six Flags in 2012

    New rollercoaster for Six Flags in 2012
    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,...
  • Six Flags America to launch 'Apocalypse' in 2012

    Six Flags America to launch 'Apocalypse' in 2012
    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....
  • Cops: Man tried to bring gun into Great America

    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...
  • Chicago-area soldier dies in Saudi Arabia

    Chicago-area soldier dies in Saudi Arabia
    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...
  • Feeding a family of 5 on $100 a week: Road trip

    Feeding a family of 5 on $100 a week: Road trip
    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-...