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  • 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
  • X-Flight wing coaster premieres at Six Flags Great America in May

    X-Flight wing coaster premieres at Six Flags Great America in May
    The X-Flight coaster coming in May to Six Flags Great America will take riders seated in a winged formation through a near-miss keyhole fly-through that serves as the new ride's signature element. PHOTOS: X-Flight wing coaster at Six Flags Great America...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Wild Eagle winged coaster to debut at Dollywood in 2012

    Wild Eagle winged coaster to debut at Dollywood in 2012
    The $20-million Wild Eagle at Dollywood in Tennessee is on track to be the first winged coaster in the U.S. when it opens in March 2012. > Photos: Wild Eagle winged coaster at Dollywood With riders sitting on either side of the track in a winged...
  • Cops: Man tried to bring gun into Great America

    An Indiana man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly trying to bring a loaded handgun into Six Flags Great America theme park in Gurnee, a police official said today. Arthur Olvera Jr., 20, of Hammond, Ind., was charged Sunday with aggravated...
  • Feeding a family of 5 on $100 a week: Road trip

    Feeding a family of 5 on $100 a week: Road trip
    We all know we are supposed to pack all kinds of food for our road trips so we don't end up overspending on gas station snacks and restaurants. I succeeded this week in getting good deals on snacks to avoid the gas station part, but I still did spend on-...
  • Surfin' and Slidin': The Intense New Water Rides At Six Flags Great America's Riptide Bay

    Surfin' and Slidin': The Intense New Water Rides At Six Flags Great America's Riptide Bay
    Somebody drew the short straw. And it wasn't me. I was lucky enough to spend the early afternoon at Six Flags Great America's Hurricane Harbor. The waterpark added a four acre addition this year they're calling Riptide Bay, complete with a few new...