| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:05 AM
It seems we are smack in the middle of amusement park season. I've heard from readers heading to Cedar Point, Holiday World, Disney, Universal and of course, Six Flags.
But trips to theme parks can be hard on the family budget. Here are some tips for...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Power was restored at the Six Flags Great America amusement park in Gurnee on Sunday after a power outage the previous evening left people stranded on rides, a spokeswoman said.
The amusement park in Gurnee was planning to return to normal operations on...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Two Six Flags Magic Mountain visitors who were riding the Ninja roller coaster when it struck a downed tree Monday sued the park, seeking unspecified damages.
Jeremy Ead and Olivia Feldman filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court,...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Riders and witnesses of the partial derailment of the Ninja roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain said they heard loud cracks followed by screams just as the accident occurred Monday evening.
Jeremy Ead was on the famous thrill ride about 6 p.m....
| May 27, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Weather is to blame for the delay of the long-awaited Goliath roller coaster, billed as the fastest and steepest wooden coaster in the world, according to officials at Six Flags Great America.
"Thanks to Mother Nature’s freezing temperatures...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:04 AM
VERNON — Becky and Dave Dyment's son Justin was just 4-months-old when he was diagnosed with a rare seizure disorder. At the time, the couple promised to always include Justin in family activities and trips.
Now they are hoping to win a customized...
| May 25, 2014
| 7:19 AM
A story that's been shared thousands of times has fooled Floridians across the state, myself included, unfortunately.
No, Six Flags isn't coming to Florida. Yes, I feel silly for aggregating from a spoof site.
The satirical site SpringHillCourier....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The third season of "Insane Coaster Wars" takes viewers on another virtual world tour aboard 28 roller coasters in Europe, Asia, Central America and the United States.
While the 2014 lineup is somewhat less prestigious than the first two seasons, the...
| May 16, 2014
| 5:00 PM
I had been back from Seattle for two months. I had moved to the Northwest from my native San Fernando Valley to escape the pain of my first true heartbreak. The beauty and splendor of the Emerald City had done just enough to help me start over again in...
| Jun 12, 2014
Concert day: In the June 11 Calendar section, the 5 Days Out feature listed the wrong performance day for "Even the Light Itself Falls" at Art Share L.A. Theater. The show is Friday, not Thursday.
Mass MoCA: In the June 6 Calendar section, an article...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:11 PM
When Julie Scianna opened her OMG It's Gluten Free Cafe in Frankfort four years ago, it was because she wanted to give people with celiac disease a place to find food that wouldn't make them sick.
"I didn't have anywhere to go out to eat," said Scianna,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Gurnee firefighters were at Six Flags Great America this afternoon after roof shingles caught fire on a structure attached to the park’s new wooden roller coaster, Goliath.
Those shingles, located above the station where passengers eventually will...