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  • 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.
  • Elgin prisoner fled during bathroom stop, report says

    Elgin prisoner fled during bathroom stop, report says
    A handcuffed prisoner who escaped from Elgin Mental Health Center custody earlier this month was being transported in a van with three security officers when he fled out the vehicle's rear door, a police report shows. Jesse Vega, 33, also identified in...

    Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center to get fitness hearing

    Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center to get fitness hearing
    An Elgin Mental Health Center prisoner who managed to escape from custody earlier this month is due back in court next week for a fitness status hearing, a judge ordered Monday. Jesse Vega, 33, also identified in court records as Jesse Ortiz, was...

    Power outage at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee strands riders

    Power outage at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee strands riders
    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...

    Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center taken into custody hailing cab

    Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center taken into custody hailing cab
    A handcuffed prisoner from the Elgin Mental Health Center who escaped from a state vehicle Wednesday morning was captured eight hours later after he hailed a cab in Elgin, ending a manhunt that kept the community on high alert much of the day. Jesse...