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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...