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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sighting: Michael Jackson's children visit Six Flags Great America

    Sighting: Michael Jackson's children visit Six Flags Great America
    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...
  • Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2013

    Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2013
    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...
  • 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,...
  • Olivia Wilde movie 'Relanxious' not filming in Chicago this summer, Pauly D appearing at Binny's, Landon Donovan dines at Tavernita

    Olivia Wilde movie 'Relanxious' not filming in Chicago this summer, Pauly D appearing at Binny's, Landon Donovan dines at Tavernita
    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”...
  • Simeon All Access | Spotlight's on Quron Davis

    Simeon All Access | Spotlight's on Quron Davis
    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...
  • The d'oh! that wasn't

     
    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......
  • How do they ban someone for life from an amusement park?

     
    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......
  • Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011

    Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011
    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...
  • 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...