| Oct 28, 2011
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...
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 7:08 AM
Before honoring their late father at this week’s "Goin' Back to Indiana” celebration in Gary, Indiana, Michael Jackson’s children -- Prince, Paris and Blanket -- visited Six Flags Great America in Gurnee Monday.
The children were...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 5:05 AM
Six Flags unveiled its 2013 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides and live shows at the amusement park chain's 13 locations.
> Photos: New attractions coming to Six Flags parks in 2013
Six Flags' 2013 attractions include three...
| 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,...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:14 AM
You could count on at least one high-profile Hollywood film shooting in the Chicago area the last few summers, from “Public Enemies” in 2008 and “A Nightmare on Elm Street” in 2009 to “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Quron Davis is so tall he has been barred from riding at least one roller coaster at Six Flags Great America and his mother, Charlene Davis, jokes she's the only person she knows who has to clean fingerprints off of her home's ceiling.
At 6 feet 9, he...
| Aug 31, 2011
The kids were all set for a big, end-of-summer outing to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee today when my son's girlfriend had the presence of mind to check the calendar at the park's website (left) and saw that, as......
| Sep 4, 2011
Megan Craig's recent Tribune story Banned for life from Great America -- Wisconsin dad, dozens of others have been prohibited from ever visiting Six Flags again for a variety of infractions raised for me the intriguing question of just how......
| Nov 12, 2010
| 9:44 AM
It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye
ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks.
Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...
| Nov 25, 2010
| 6:00 AM
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.