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The new Goliath roller coaster at Six Flags Great America features a 180-degree drop at an 85-degree angle to the ground, and reaches speeds of up to 72 mph. (Credit: Facebook)

New Goliath Roller Coaster Opens At Great America

A two-week delay for the grand opening of the new Goliath roller coaster at Six Flags Great America didn’t dampen the spirits of the passengers who experienced the twists and turns of the world’s tallest, fastest wooden roller coaster on Wednesday.

06/18/2014

Goliath, a new roller coaster at Six Flags Great America, features a 165-foot tall drop at 85 degrees, and is billed as the fastest and tallest wooden roller coaster in the world. (Credit: Facebook)

Great America Delays Opening Of New Roller Coaster

The new roller coaster “Goliath” was slated to open Saturday, May 31, but thrill-seekers will have to wait a little longer to ride it.

05/27/2014

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Fire At Six Flags Great America Causes $60,000 In Damage

Investigators say the blaze started next to the Grand Music Hall, in an employee smoking area.

04/03/2014

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Lawsuit: Girl Tripped At Great America As Halloween Character Chased Her

The father of a girl who was chased by a Halloween character at Six Flags Great America last year has filed a lawsuit against the park.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

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Best Waterparks And Pools In Chicago

As the seasons change and temperatures rise, save the family from the heat waves and make a mad dash for the city’s best waterparks and pools. Whether splashing around, diving in or sliding down an outrageous labyrinth of tubes to land in a giant pool full of refreshment, there is no better way to cool off this summer than somewhere sunny and poolside. In Chicago, the best wet and wild amusement is flexible enough to fit any schedule. Stay the entire weekend or just a few hours, but be sure to hit the best places to swim in Chicago.

06/08/2012

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Dying Woman Wins Wish To Take Son To Great America

A dying Peoria-area woman has one last wish and on Wednesday, it’s coming true.

WBBM Newsradio–06/06/2012

Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga conquer the new X Flight wing coaster at Six Flags Great America during a day of fun in the Park with friends, family and crew. (Credit: Six Flags Great America)

Day After Verdict In Family Murders, Jennifer Hudson All Smiles At Great America

Jennifer Hudson and her fiancé went to Six Flags Great America Saturday, a day after she listened to guilty verdicts against her former brother-in-law for killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.

05/13/2012

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Six Flags Great America To Host Cockroach-Eating Contest

The old-fashioned freak show might be too scary and too politically incorrect for most modern amusement parks, but Six Flags Great America may be coming close this weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–10/06/2011

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Six Flags’ American Eagle To Run Backwards For 30th Anniversary

Six Flags Great America is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its “American Eagle” roller coaster by sending it backward.

WBBM Newsradio–08/09/2011

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Girls Report Being Stalked, Groped At Six Flags Water Park

Two teenage girls told police over the holiday weekend that a boy their age stalked and groped them at the water park at Six Flags Great America – even after they hid from him in a restroom.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

Alejandro Alvarez, Carina Crios (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Couple Attempts To Drive Off With Booted Car Near Great America

A couple who spent the day at Six Flags Great America also got to spend some time with police after trying to drive away after their car had been booted for illegal parking, police said.

WBBM Newsradio–06/08/2011

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Six Flags Great America To Hold Job Fair

If you’re looking for a summer job, and amusement parks are up your alley, you’ll have an opportunity this weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–02/18/2011

Best Family Day Trips Outside of Chicago

Best Family Day Trips Outside of Chicago

Sometimes it’s nice to venture outside the city limits and explore a new area with the family. It’s great to teach kids that there is a lot more in the world beyond the skyscrapers, taxis […]

10/06/2010