| 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.
| 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...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Universal Studios Hollywood has announced plans for haunted attractions based on "The Thing," "The Wolfman," "Scream," "Hostel" and "House of 1000 Corpses" films as well as shock rocker Alice Cooper and the La Llorona folk legend while continuing to...
| Jul 29, 2011
What is the status of the drought in the southern United States?
The drought continues and is intensifying in much of the affected area in the South. The U.S. Drought Monitor classifies moisture deficit...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 2:01 PM
A few years into John Butts' superintendent job in DuPage's Lake Park High School District 108, a lucrative perk showed up in his contract: 300 sick days.
In an amendment to his contract, the school board signed off on 150 sick days in 2006-07 —...
| Oct 18, 2010
Illinois has been cutting the number of points required to pass annual achievement exams, allowing children to flub more questions but still be deemed "proficient."
Back in 2006, it took 36 of 56 points — about 64 percent — to pass the fifth-...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 9:24 PM
Just as Chicago consumers get the hang of reusable grocery bags, a new movement has sprouted to make local grocery shopping even greener: reusable containers.
Called BYOC — bring your own container — by its fans, the process involves carrying...
| Dec 21, 2010
| 7:04 PM
Junior college defensive end Cameron Henderson confirmed in a phone interview with the Orlando Sentinel that he has committed to UCF. Henderson announced the news at his family’s home in Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday night.
| Dec 13, 2010
| 9:42 PM
Finding out a few weeks before his arrival at Florida that coach Urban Meyer was resigning wasn't in the plans for Jeff Driskel. But the Oviedo quarterback says he committed to the school, not the coaching staff, and will enroll for the spring semester....
| Jan 4, 2011
| 4:25 PM
The biggest advantage Marcus Jackson has over most fellow teammates and opponents during practices for the Under Armour All-America game is that he’s used to the heat.
A product of Vero Beach High, Jackson knows what kind of humidity Florida...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 12:05 PM
Here we go again with Dee Hart.
The Dr. Phillips running back said Thursday evening that he is currently not committed to any school.
He's been committed to Michigan and Alabama for about four days and now, no one.
Despite video to the contrary by...