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  • Six Flags amusement parks prepare for thematic makeovers

    Six Flags amusement parks prepare for thematic makeovers
    Wham! Bam! Ka-Pow! A bruising brawl involving comic-book superheroes, Saturday morning cartoon characters and extreme sports icons will change the ride and roller coaster landscape of Six Flags' 11 U.S. amusement parks in 2011. An intellectual...
  • 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...
  • ComEd: Service restored to 502,000

    ComEd: Service restored to 502,000
    Commonwealth Edison Co. reported substantial progress in restoring power lost in Monday's storms but that still left hundreds of thousands without electricity in sweltering heat. The utility warned it could take days to get everyone back on line. A...
  • 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
  • Six Flags, 50 years later

    Six Flags, 50 years later
    Somewhere between Skull Island and the Crazy Horse Saloon, I lost her. There I was in the blistering sun of a Texas summer, a 7-year-old in rumpled shorts and a pixie haircut, suddenly missing a sister 12 years my senior. I remember feeling afraid, but I...
  • 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
  • Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2012

    Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2012
    Six Flags unveiled its 2012 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides and live shows at the amusement park chain's 12 North American locations. > Photos: New attractions coming to Six Flags parks in 2012 New Six Flags President and Chief...
  • 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....
  • Our Halloween 'how' guide

    Our Halloween 'how' guide
    Here's our quick Halloween “how” guide. First up, how did a holiday that takes its name from a Catholic holy day — All Hallows' Eve, the eve of All Saints' Day — become the day to dress up in costume and ask for candy, tell...