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Six Flags Great America to permanently close two ‘favorite’ rides before construction begins for future expansion

Two favorite rides at Six Flags Great America will be permanently closed after this weekend as the Gurnee theme park plans for “future expansion,” the company said. Six Flags recently announced the final operation day for Mardi Gras Hangover and Revolution rides is October 29. The park invited guests to enjoy the rides this weekend […]

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No injuries after fire damages restaurant at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire that damaged a restaurant in Six Flags Great America in Gurnee Thursday afternoon, fire officials said. The Gurnee Police Department, Gurnee Fire Department and Grayslake Fire Protection District responded around 2:24 p.m. Thursday to Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Parkway in Gurnee, for a report of a structure […]

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Man charged in hit-and-run after allegedly driving through crosswalk, injuring pedestrian at Six Flags in Gurnee

Prosecutors say a driver became impatient and drove through a pedestrian crosswalk, striking a woman with his car at Six Flags in Gurnee, seriously injuring her and fleeing the scene. Jason P. Weston, 31, of Aurora, was charged with one count of leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, a Class 4 felony. The […]

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3 arrested after attacking, injuring employee who accidentally bumped into person at Six Flags in Gurnee

Three suspects were arrested after they attacked and injured an employee who accidentally bumped into a ride passenger at Six Flags in Gurnee, police said. The Gurnee Police Department responded around 9:50 p.m. Saturday to Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Parkway in Gurnee, for a battery inside the park. Gurnee Police Department Public […]

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6 teens released without charges after being accused of fighting patrons, injuring police officers at Six Flags in Gurnee

Six teenagers have been released without charges after they were arrested for fighting patrons and police at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, resulting in four officers being injured. The Gurnee Police Department received reports of the fighting around 7:15 p.m. Monday at the theme park, located at 1 Great America Parkway in Gurnee. Witnesses […]

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6 teenagers arrested, 4 police officers injured after large fight at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee

Six teenagers were arrested for fighting patrons and police at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, resulting in four officers being injured Monday evening, officials said. The Gurnee Police Department received reports of the fighting around 7:15 p.m. Monday at the theme park, located at 1 Great America Parkway in Gurnee. Witnesses reported a fight […]