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  • Gurnee fire and police partner to improve emergency response

    Gurnee fire and police partner to improve emergency response
    Gurnee police and fire departments collaborated in a mass casualty training exercise Saturday at Woodland Intermediate School, with the hope of being able to provide faster emergency medical treatment in crisis situations. Police normally ensure an area...
  • Six Flags Great America opens Saturday for season

    Six Flags Great America opens Saturday for season
    Spring brings many wonderful things back into our lives after a long, grueling winter. It's the beginning of beautiful flowers and lush trees, but to some people, like diehard amusement park fans, it marks the opening of Six Flags Great America. Great...
  • A zip-line in Runyon Canyon? No way, Hollywood Hills West residents say

    A zip-line in Runyon Canyon? No way, Hollywood Hills West residents say
    They had high hopes for transporting people through Runyon Canyon in the Hollywood Hills. Instead they came out of a meeting with zip. Jeff Pruitt and Ryan Woods showed up at a recent Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council meeting to clear the air...
  • Griffin, Hogan deliver anti-bullying message at Six Flags park

    Bowie's Daniel Coleman knows all about bullying. The 13-year-old Benjamin Tasker Middle School student was one among hundreds of kids who attended Thursday's "Stop Bullying in its Tracks" rally at the Six Flags amusement park near Bowie. But he didn't...
  • Here & Now for April 23

    Here & Now for April 23
    Entertainment in Lake County including concerts, festivals, performances and more. Antioch Celebration: Vigneto del Bino Vineyard and Winery will hold a wine-tasting celebration from noon to 5 p.m. April 26, 42150 N. Crawford Road. Celebrate their new...
  • Yale To Screen Vintage Shorts From Newly Donated Collection

    Yale To Screen Vintage Shorts From Newly Donated Collection
    On Saturday afternoon, April 25, Yale University will hold an offbeat screening event, of 14 short films made between 1926 and 1982 on a vareity of nonfiction subjects. The films come from a collection donated to the school last year by Bennett Graff of...
  • Increase in Chinese theme parks pays off for Southland developers

    Increase in Chinese theme parks pays off for Southland developers
    Theme park designer Edward Marks and his team of ride developers and artists have dreamed up some of the country's most thrilling attractions — high-tech dark rides, glow-in-the-dark parades and 3-D simulators teeming with mummies, aliens and...
  • In a twist, Six Flags opts for dark rides over roller coasters

    In a twist, Six Flags opts for dark rides over roller coasters
    Renowned for its towering steel coasters, Six Flags will add two interactive dark rides in 2015 by a ride-maker that has long worked in the shadows of industry leaders Disney and Universal. Designed by Florida-based Sally Corp. in collaboration with a...
  • Questions for truth-challenged broadcasters

    Questions for truth-challenged broadcasters
    Do you consider "Fox & Friends" to be a war zone? Step right up, we have a broadcast job for you. First, NBC anchor Brian Williams is caught embellishing his wartime story. Then it turns out that Fox News TV host Bill O'Reilly falsely claimed to have...
  • What to expect at China's Universal Studios Beijing

    What to expect at China's Universal Studios Beijing
    Officially we know little about the $3.3-billion Universal Studios Beijing theme park planned for the Chinese capital, but unofficially we have plenty of clues. Located in the eastern suburb of Tongzhou, the 1,000-acre project announced by Universal...
  • One mom's empathy for PARCC test critics

     One mom's empathy for PARCC test critics
    I'm probably opposed to the PARCC test, but I'm too busy filling out my kids' home reading logs to give it a proper assessment. I know it stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and I know the Chicago Public Schools...