Friday, April 12, 2013
The Lake County Chamber of Commerce's 98th annual Awards and Installation Dinner will feature legendary journalist Bill Kurtis.
Friday, April 12
The Lake County Chamber of Commerce and guests will celebrate the organization’s 98th anniversary with a dinner celebration at the Lake Forest Club on April 17 to welcome new board members and honor outstanding business leaders within the chamber. The annual dinner is one of the chamber’s largest fundraisers with proceeds from the event being used to support member programming and services for the Lake County Chamber. This year's theme is "Innovation, Ingenuity & Reinvigorating Your Brand." Acclaimed producer, host and major market news anchor Bill Kurtis will provide the keynote address for the evening. Having cultivated his personal brand as a media specialist, author and business leader earning the respect of his peers and viewers for …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Six Flags Great America in Gurnee has scheduled four hiring events. The first will be held Saturday, Feb. 9.
Monday, February 4
Six Flags Great America in Gurnee is hiring more than 3,000 seasonal employees ranging from entry-level to management-level positions including paid internships. Hiring events are scheduled for select Saturdays in February and March from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and candidates are encouraged to apply on-line at www.sixflagsjobs.com prior to arriving. Positions are available in a variety of departments including Guest Relations, Admissions, Rides, Park Services, Retail, Food Service, Security, Paramedics, Landscaping, Games, Aquatics and Entertainment. Team members receive perks such as: • Competitive pay • Free park admission • Private employee events • Reward programs • Scholarships • Flexible …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Six Flags Great America in Gurnee is reviewing a contest it holds each Friday night during Fright Fest after a man dies in following an insect-eating contest in Florida.
The cockroach-eating contest held Friday nights at Six Flags Fright Fest will continue while the event is being reviewed by park officials following the death of a 32-year-old man who participated in a similar contest at a Florida pet store last week, according to the Associated Press. "The contest has not been suspended, simply being reviewed according to the statement below," said Brandon Bruce, Six Flags Public Relations Specialist We were sorry to learn about the unfortunate incident at the reptile store in Florida and our hearts go out to the gentleman’s friends and family. We are confident our eating contests are safe as the insects we use are raised specifically for human consumption. Insects are considered a delicacy in many …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Want to win a season pass to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee? What you'll have to do for it may be hard (and wiggly) to swallow!
Friday, October 5, 2012
What: Friday Night Feast Where: Six Flags Great America When: Friday nights thru Fright Fest (October 5, 12, 19, 26) at 6 p.m. Who: First ten registrants at the theme park Contest: The first person to eat five live Madagascar hissing cockroaches wins two 2013 season passes. Each participant wins a one-use Flash Pass. Join us at Six Flags Great America as we host our most popular eating contest featuring live Madagascar hissing cockroaches. These creepy crawlers can average 2-3” in length and 1-1 ½” in width. This contest of chomping down five live Madagascar hissing cockroaches is not for the squeamish, but to the victor comes two free 2013 season passes valid thru next year’s Fright Fest. Submitted by Six Flags
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Scary good fun for all at Six Flags Fright Fest, starting Saturday Sept. 29 in Gurnee.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Six Flags Great America in Gurnee kicks off its 22nd season of Fright Fest, which is presented by SNICKERS®, with new haunts and more scares than ever before. Starting September 29 and running weekends throughout October, the theme park transforms into a 100-acre, fog-filled land of shadows, ghosts and ghouls that offers thrills by day and fright by night. Fright Fest, the area's premier Halloween event, returns this season with five haunted attractions, eight horrific scare zones, eight hair-raising shows and nearly 200 monsters throughout the park. Guests can also enjoy all of their favorite rides with an eerie makeover. "We are unveiling our biggest Fright Fest event ever," said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America park president. "In …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Michael Jackson's three kids enjoyed a fun-filled day at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee Monday.
It was a "thriller" of a day Monday at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee when the King of Pop's children showed up for some play time. Michael Jackson's kids, Prince Michael, 15; Paris, 14; and Blanket, 10, are in town to attend tribute events being held in Gary, Ind. through Saturday. "We don't get celebrities often, but every once in a while they pop up in town," said Katy Enrique, Six Flags Communications Manager. The Jackson children were accompanied by their cousin and new co-guardian, TJ Jackson. Members of the famous musical family are in town to pay tribute to Michael Jackson and what would have been his 54th birthday. Jackson died June 25, 2009, from cardiac arrest after being administered propofol by then doctor Conrad Murray, …